Andy Pettitte will be going out in style.
The New York Yankees pitcher will retire at the end of the season. The Yankees announced Pettitte's retirement in a news release.The winningest pitcher in postseason history will be making his final start at Yankee Stadium on Sunday -- the same day baseball's career saves leader is set to be honored with Mariano Rivera Day ahead of the beloved closer's impending retirement at the end of the season.
Pettitte is also in line to make the final start of his career next weekend in Houston against the Astros, the only other team the 41-year-old has played for during his 18-season career.
This will be the second time Pettitte has retired. He was out of baseball for all of 2011 before returning this season and has told friends that this year has been much harder on his body than he anticipated.
Pettitte is 10-10 with a 3.93 ERA this year. He is 255-152 overall with a 3.86 ERA and 19-11 with a 3.81 ERA in the postseason. His Hall of Fame chances appear to be hampered by his past admission to having used HGH on a few occasions.