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N.Y. Yankees: Is Andy Pettitte’s Protégé Waiting in the Wings?

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In 1993, the Topps baseball card company released its now-famous Bowman card set.

This set featured the rookie card of New York Yankees left-handed pitching prospect Andy Pettitte.

The back of Pettitte’s rookie card foresaw great things to come for the Pinstripes:

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Andy is anything but petite. A high-80’s fastball befits his size and has been his most lethal weapon in compiling a two-year pro ERA of 2.01.  

A 22nd-round pick of the 1990 MLB June Amateur Draft, Pettitte was a prospect in a Yankees minor league system loaded with pitching depth.   

Fresh from Deer Park High School in Texas, Pettitte was scouted as a tall and lanky hurler with a smooth delivery, ...

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