Another New York Yankee great is announced to join Monument Park in Yankee Stadium. This news was broken first by Josh Pettitte, Andy’s son.
Heard it here first. @Yankees are making August 23rd Andy Pettitte day. Retiring #46 and honoring him with a plaque in Monument Park!!
— Josh Pettitte (@JPettitte21) February 15, 2015
On August 23, the Yankees will honor Andy Pettitte with the retirement of his number, added to many greats in the New York Yankees history. His #46 will be the 16th number placed into Monument Park and the left-handed pitcher will be honored with a plaque and ceremony prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians.
Andy Pettitte, 42, retired following the 2013 season. Over his 18 year career, 15 were spent in New York Yankees pinstripes where he posted a career 219-127 record (.633 winning percentage) and was a part of five World Series winning teams. Pettitte currently holds the franchise record for strikeouts with 2,020. He is third all-time with the Yankees in wins (219) and innings pitched (2,796).
When it comes to the postseason, Andy Pettitte has a 19-10 record. The 19 wins is the most in MLB history currently. He currently has the most postseason starts (42) and most postseason innings (263). In 2009, Andy Pettitte was the winning pitcher in all three series-clinching games (ALDS, ALCS and World Series).
He will be the second of the “Core Four” to be retired in Monument Park, joining Mariano Rivera.