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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees walks to the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 28, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Happy birthday Andy Pettitte

Happy birthday to the big man, who turns 44 years young today!

Pettitte was drafted by the Yankees in 1990, and spent 15 years in pinstripes. He was a beloved member of the Core Four and his legacy was born in October. He is 19–11 with a 3.81 ERA and 183 strikeouts in postseason play, those 19 wins being the most in MLB playoff history. His 44 starts and 276.2 innings pitched are also at the top of the record books. During the 2009 run, he became the second starting pitcher in history to win the three series clinching games (ALDS, ALCS and World Series) in the same postseason.

When Pettitte started Game 3 of the ’09 World Series, he passed Christy Mathewson and Waite Hoyt for the second most Series starts with 13. Fellow Yankee Whitey Ford is in first with 22. He holds the all time Yankee strikeout record with 2,020 and if you ask us, his numbers are Hall worthy.

Number 46 was retired on August 23, 2015. The Bronx Faithful says Happy birthday Andrew Eugene Pettitte!