New York Yankees great and everybody’s favorite lefty October pitcher, Andy Pettitte, is spotted throwing batting practice on Friday.
When everybody’s favorite lefty is spotted getting in work on the mound, the Bronx suddenly perks up and pays attention.
New York Yankees great Andy Pettitte was spotted throwing batting practice on Friday at Yankee Stadium. He’s in town for the 72nd edition of Old-Timers’ Day set to take place on Sunday, June 17, so, perhaps, this is his training regiment in preparation of the big day.
Pettitte throwing BP pic.twitter.com/wlby9KtG7D
— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzNYC) June 15, 2018
ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHUH!! https://t.co/I23zIXBi6v
— Joe Manniello (@joe_manniello) June 15, 2018
Interestingly enough, it’s also Pettitte’s birthday.
Pettitte, 46, is a man completely deserving of his place in organizational history. A five-time champion in pinstripes, Pettitte pitched to a 3.94 ERA, winning 219 and dropping 153 while striking out 2,020 batters in 2,796.1 total innings.
In addition, No. 46 served as a clutch October arm on the mound. This is the real meat of his career and the part that has his name up on the list in terms of beloved Yanks. With 19 wins over a 3.81 ERA (New York and Houston combined), Pettitte will go down in baseball history as one of the more frequented MLB Postseason pitchers.
New York Yankees Old-Timers’ Day is set for Sunday, June 17, 2018. Andy Pettitte will be on hand as of the many heroes the Bronx faithful cannot wait to watch.