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Andy Pettitte: Three Years in Houston That Changed New York Yankees History

best pitcher in New York Yankees history was Whitey Ford. The Yankees' little gamecock won 236 games during his illustrious career.

Andy Pettitte finished his career with 240 wins. Pettitte will always be identified as a Yankee, but the three seasons he spent with the Houston Astros cost him the chance to pass Ford as the Yankees' all-time leader in wins.

We will never know if Pettitte would have remained with the Yankees when he became a free agent following the 2003 season, which was one of his best, if the Yankees had shown him more respect.

Pettitte won 21 games and did his best to prevent the Yankees from losing the 2003 World Series.

On Nov. 5, 2003, general manager Brian Cashman announced that the Yankees would allow Pettitte ...

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