Andy Pettitte pitched four shutout innings for the Class AA Trenton Thunder.
Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter both made their debut in pinstripes in 1995. By 1996, when this photo was taken, they were already seasoned veterans. Together they won five World Series with the Yankees (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009).
Catcher Joe Girardi, a teammate of Andy Pettitte's with the Yankees from 1996-99, went on to become Pettitte's manager with the Yankees, starting in 2008.
After nine seasons with the Yankees, Andy Pettitte signed with the Houston Astros in December 2003 and changed his uniform number to 21. He lives in Texas with his family: wife Laura, son Joshua, daughter Lexy and son Jared. Another son, Luke, arrived in 2005.
Andy Pettitte may have re-thought his commitment to the Astros after having to wear the team's throwback uniforms in this 2004 game.
Pitchers Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte were teammates with the Yankees in 2003, then with the Astros from 2004 to 2006 and then again with the Yankees in 2007, Clemens' final year.
Roger Clemens sprays champagne on pitcher Roy Oswalt #44 as Andy Pettitte is interviewed following the Astros beat the Cardinals to clinch the 2005 NLCS. Oswalt was NLCS MVP. The Astros were swept by the White Sox in the World Series.
Reunited and it feels so good
Andy Pettitte rejoined the New York Yankees in January 2007, after three seasons with the Astros. He changed his uniform number back to 46.
Swear to tell the truth
On Feb. 4, 2008, Andy Pettitte and his wife Laura were in Washington, D.C., where Petttitte was deposed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about what he knows about steroid use in Major League Baseball. Pettitte admitted he used performance enhancing drugs after it was alleged he did so by a former trainer in the Mitchell Report.
In December 2007, Andy Pettitte admitted to using HGH on two occasions in 2002 to help heal an injury. He denied any further usage of HGH and use of steroids or any other performance-enhancing drug. But in February 2008, in an affidavit made public as part of a Congressional hearing, Pettitte admitted to additional injections of HGH and said he recalled Roger Clemens telling him Clemens had received HGH injections. On Feb. 18, 2008, Pettitte reported to Yankees spring training and apologized to fans for his past drug use. He said the PED scandal put a "strain" on his relationship with close friend and former teammate Roger Clemens.
Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera celebrate the New York Yankees World Series win over the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009. It was the fifth World Series championship for Pettitte.
American League All-Star Andy Pettitte and son Luke watch the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby during All-Star Weekend in Anaheim on July 12, 2010.
Andy Pettitte comments on the passing of New York Yankees principal owner George M. Steinbrenner during a press conference in Anaheim on July 13, 2010 in Anaheim, Calif., the day of the All-Star Game.
At the All-Star Game on July 13, 2010, Andy Pettitte (pointing) joins fellow American League All-Stars Torii Hunter of the Angels, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher, CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes, all of the New York Yankees, and Andrew Bailey and Trevor Cahill of the A's.
Andy Pettitte leaves the field with trainer Gene Monahan after injuring his groin on July 18, 2010. He was on the disabled list until mid-September.
For the kids
Andy Pettitte came out to play a game of baseball with children from Beautiful People for HOPE Week after their game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 19, 2010. HOPE week is a community initiative to spread good will and help others persevere and excel; Beautiful People is a non-profit created to bring sports to children with disabilities.
Not this year
Kerry Wood, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte look on from the dugout during Game 6 of the ALCS, Oct. 22, 1010. The Yankees were beaten by the Texas Rangersagainst the Texas Rangers.