Andy Pettitte

Mariano Rivera is hugged by Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter as he leaves his last game at Yankee Stadium on September 26, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hardly A Dry Eye As Mariano Rivera Bids Goodbye To Bronx

Rivera put his head on Andy Pettitte’s right shoulder and sobbed. The end had arrived, at least for his career in the Yankees’ home pinstripes.

09/27/2013

Members of the Yankees sit in the dugout during the ninth inning against Tampa Bay Rays on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

‘It Hurts': Yankees Miss Playoffs For 2nd Time In 19 Years

Despite baseball’s highest opening-day payroll at $230 million, the Yankees failed to claim one of the 10 playoff berths. “It hurts,” manager Joe Girardi said after it was over.

09/26/2013

Mariano Rivera walks out of the bullpen before the game against the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium. Rivera was honored by the Yankees and his number was retired. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Barring Something Unforeseen, Yankees Destined To Party Like It’s 1983

Haters have waited a decade for the day to come, when the money, the love, and the luck run dry on the Yankees. The rest have wrestled with the pristine precedent, whether this is finally 1965 redux.

09/24/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Yankee Goodbyes And A Special Recollection

Looking ahead with the realization that Rivera and Pettitte will be gone, that other key players are well past their primes and that the team will be mired in medical and/or legal issues, it brings a certain amount of trepidation for Bombers fans.

09/24/2013

Mariano Rivera poses next to his retired number in Monument Park before the New York Yankees' loss to the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mariano Honored, Pettitte Terrific On A Farewell Sunday

Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera deserved a storybook ending Sunday, but things do happen in this game. Still, it was quite a day at the Stadium.

09/23/2013

San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees

Fans Excited As Mariano Rivera Is Honored At Yankee Stadium

The Yankees’ retiring closer is being honored before the game on “Mariano Rivera Day,” creating an energy and excitement among fans at Yankee Stadium.

09/22/2013

San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees

Giants Spoil Rivera Day, Pettitte’s Final Regular-Season Game At Yankee Stadium

New York Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

09/22/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images), Andy Pettitte (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Emotional Sunday: Yankees Set To Honor Rivera, Bid Farewell To Pettitte

Barring a run to the postseason, Andy Pettitte takes the mound for the final time at home Sunday when the Yankees look to complete a three-game sweep of the Giants. Mo Rivera will be honored before the game.

09/22/2013

Andy Pettitte (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Beloved Yankees Pitcher Andy Pettitte Announces Retirement

“I’ve reached the point where I know that I’ve left everything I have out there on that field,” Pettitte said in a statement. “The time is right. I’ve exhausted myself, mentally and physically, and that’s exactly how I want to leave this game.”

09/20/2013

Andy Pettitte (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Giglio: Andy Pettitte’s Legacy? Plain And Simple — A Winner

Pedro Martinez was dominant. Roger Clemens was the most valuable pitcher. Greg Maddux was brilliant. Randy Johnson was overwhelming. Mike Mussina was underrated. Andy Pettitte? He was a winner.

09/20/2013

The Yankees’ Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Blue Jays on Sept. 17, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Keidel: Prince Pettitte Holds Court With Yankees, Likely For The Last Time

Andy Pettitte, the most decorated, pinstriped pitcher since Whitey Ford, is inching toward the twilight, one gutty cutter at a time. His humble, aw-shucks refrain is so charming and understated that we don’t even acknowledge him.

09/18/2013

Catcher Chris Stewart of the New York Yankees hands the ball to Andy Pettitte against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 17, 2013. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Pettitte After Yankees Loss: ‘We’re Playing Terrible And It’s Not Good’

Andy Pettitte is frustrated, Joe Girardi is worried and the Yankees need to snap their losing streak in the worst way. The Bombers might not be in must-win territory just yet, but they sure are getting there in a hurry.

09/18/2013

Andy Pettitte (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Yankees Staring At Golden Opportunity In Final 12 Games

Good news! The Bombers will take on two last-place teams, a fourth-place team and a current wild card leader down the stretch as they fight for an American League playoff spot.

09/17/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: How Can You Say Yankees Don’t Have Heart?

As the Yankees continue to surge then sputter, surge then sputter, I keep hearing from fans about how this team lacks heart and desire. Seriously? That’s about all this team has.

09/16/2013

Robinson Cano is greeted in the Yankees dugout after scoring against the Orioles in the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sept. 11, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Yankees Keep Pressure On In Wild Card Race, Use Homers To Beat O’s

The Yankees moved past Baltimore and Cleveland in the AL wild-card hunt. New York has hit eight home runs in winning two of three in the four-game series that concludes Thursday night.

09/12/2013

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