Veteran Pitcher Retiring 9/20/13
NEW YORK - Veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte is calling it quits and says he will retire after this season. The 41-year-old says he has exhausted himself mentally and physically and knows the time is right.
This marks Pettitte's second stab at retiring as he called it quits after 2010 season. He sat out only one year before returning to the Yankees. He is scheduled to make two more starts this season, including Sunday when the club will honor Mariano Rivera at Yankee Stadium.
Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, also is retiring.
Pettitte holds the major league record with 19 postseason wins. His final start is scheduled for next weekend in Houston, his hometown. Pettitte pitched for the Astros from 2004-06.