Andy Pettitte announces retirement for second time

After helping the New York Yankees to 13 American League East Division titles and 5 World Series Championships, Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte announced Friday that he will be retiring at the conclusion of this season.

Pettitte, who is third in the Yankeeâ??s all time wins as a pitcher (208 wins), started his career with the Yankees in 1995 and pitched for the club until 2003. After a short stint with the Houston Astros from 2004-2006, he returned to the Yankees until his first retirement in 2010. However, Pettitte came out of retirement in 2012 to return to the Yankeeâ??s starting rotation.

Pettitte has a career record of 252 wins and 152 losses with an ERA of 3.86. He will make his final regular season start at Yankee Stadium this Sunday when the Yankees face the San Francisco Giants.