• Reports: Pettitte will retire for second time

    Summary of 13 articles · Updated Sep 23, 2013
    Pettitte's last start of the season would come in Houston. Pettitte will never come out and say it, because he never has been much with words. "I've told y'all, I am completely just focused on ball right now," Pettitte said on Friday. "One of the things I struggled with in making this announcement now was doing anything to take away from Mariano's day on Sunday," Pettitte said. "It is his day. In danger of finishing with a losing record for the first time in his 19-year career, Pettitte will make his final start against his hometown Astros. But one slip-up renders the conversation moot: Pettitte admitted to using HGH, he said, on just two occasions in 2004 to speed his recovery from an elbow injury. He also had more wins than Juan Marichal, Don Drysdale, Jim Bunning, Catfish Hunter, Lefty Gomez and of course, Sandy Koufax. The veteran left-hander who announced on Friday that he will retire at the end of the season made his final regular-season start at Yankee Stadium, against the Giants.
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