Known for his intensity as a pitcher, Pettitte was visibly emotional as the team unveiled his plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium during a pregame ceremony.
Fans chanted the familiar “Hip, hip, Jorge!” several times during a ceremony.
It’s been a busy season in Monument Park.
In honor of Darrelle Revis returning to the Jets, here are 10 notable players (some more than others) who came back to their New York roots.
The issue comes down to public relations versus responsibility. A team can set its own standards as to how the franchise tells its story. The writers have to tell it straight. That’s not happening right now.
The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph.
Pettitte’s son, Josh, posted the news on Twitter on Sunday and said Andy Pettitte day at Yankee Stadium will be Aug. 23, when New York plays the Cleveland Indians.
Those teams were bubbling with borderline greats. Do any deserve to hop that opaque line between memorable and immortal?
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.
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.
Continuing on with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we forge ahead with 49-40.
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.
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.
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.
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.