Andy Pettitte

Patrick Ewing, center, then of the Orlando Magic, grabs a rebound against the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. (Fernando Medina /NBAE/Getty Images)

10 Tri-State Area Franchise Faces Who Looked Awkward In New Places

Here are 10 franchise cornerstones who left their Tri-State Area teams for a last hurrah or two, but just didn’t look right sporting different colors.

12/03/2014

Andy Pettitte attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on November 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images); Alex Rodriguez attends a game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Pettitte Advises A-Rod To ‘Get Everything Out’ And More Yankees Notes

There is no shortage of reaction to Alex Rodriguez’s situation returning to the Yankees, unless of course you’re waiting to hear from A-Rod himself. That day will come.

11/14/2014

Tom Seaver (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 49-40

Continuing on with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we forge ahead with 49-40.

10/08/2014

Derek Jeter in 1997 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Baseball Lifers Recall First Impressions Of Derek Jeter

It’s not hard to call up images of a 20-something Jeter and look back on his career. But for those who have spent time with him up close, they have a database that can’t be Googled.

09/22/2014

Derek Jeter steps on to the field for batting practice before his final home opener on April 7, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Reunites With ‘Core Four’ For Final Yankees Home Opener

Yankees fans will have at least 80 more chances — hopefully — to say goodbye to Derek Jeter. But the first had a special feel to it, thanks to some old friends.

04/07/2014

Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte in 2008. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Together Again: ‘Core Four’ To Be Reunited At Yankees’ Home Opener

Before the Yankees’ home opener on Monday against the Orioles at 1:05 p.m., the “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada will be reunited on the field.

04/04/2014

A pair of custom Lucchese boots and a Stetson hat were given to Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees during a pre-game ceremony in his honor at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Gets Boots, Cowboy Hat From Astros

Before Wednesday’s game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi wondered how Jeter will deal with participating in one of these ceremonies each time he visits a different city this season.

04/03/2014

Derek Jeter and Roger Clemens watch a game between the Texas Longhorns and the Missouri Tigers on October 18, 2008 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Astros Bringing Back Clemens, Pettitte For Wednesday’s Jeter Ceremony

Get ready for another milestone: the first ceremony of Derek Jeter’s farewell tour.

04/02/2014

Yankees CC Sabathia, left, and Andy Pettitte talk in the dugout during the seventh inning against the Astros on Sept. 29, 2013, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Sabathia’s Repertoire Grows: Pettitte Teaches Yankees’ Ace The Cutter

CC Sabathia may have lost a lot of weight, but he’s gained some pitching knowledge.

03/06/2014

Andy Pettitte (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: No Chance Of Repeat Performance From ‘Guest Instructor’ Pettitte

Andy Pettitte made it clear Monday: Don’t expect a repeat performance from 2012.

03/03/2014

Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera celebrate the Yankees winning the 2009 World Series. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter’s Decision To Retire Signals End Of An Era

They owned October year after year. Derek Jeter and his baseball brothers — the gang that grew up champions. One by one, they walked away from the game until Jeter was the last man standing in pinstripes.

02/13/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Report: Tanaka Will Cost A Minimum Of $17 Million Per Year

Masahiro Tanaka could command a total contract greater than $100 million and many teams are ready to meet the $20 million posting fee.

12/27/2013

Joe Torre greets Yankees players Derek Jeter (L) and Chuck Knoblauch (R). (Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Palladino: Torre Put Ego Aside For Yankees’ Own Good

He was the right man at the right time for a club that had fallen on hard times before 1996. And he didn’t mess it up when it would have been so easy to do just that.

12/11/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Reports: Yankees Re-Sign Kuroda To A 1-Year Deal Worth $16 Million

The Yankees have reportedly re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $16 million.

12/06/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi: A-Rod’s Hearing Complicates Yankees’ Offseason Planning

Girardi said on Thursday that if a decision isn’t made soon, the team will have to make backup third-base plans in case Rodriguez isn’t available.

11/07/2013

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