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Andy Pettitte earns 250th career victory

Jun 8, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

Yankees starter Andy Pettitte became the 47th pitcher in Major League history to join the 250-win club with a victory over the Mariners this afternoon. Pettitte held the Mariners to one run on three hits and no walks in seven and a third innings, striking out six as the Yankees went on to win 3-1.

ESPN Stats & Info points out that Pettitte is the fifth Yankee in the 250-win club:

If he wins five more games between his next start and the end of the season, he should move into 42nd place on the all-time list, ahead of Red Faber and Jack Morris at 254 and behind Ted Lyons at 260.

  1. aceshigh11 - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Now THERE’S a pitcher who knows how to win (TM).

  2. duckthefodgers - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    The way the yankees like over the hill stars im surprised theres only five.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Too bad they caught on to Biogenesis before he found out about it.

    Might have had a shot at 300.

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM

      He wouldn’t have made it even had that not been “discovered”. Andy’s average number of wins per 162 games played is 17 wins and 10 losses (baseballreference.com Andy Pettitte career stats).

      He retired for one year and even if we add say 12 or 14 wins for that year, he’d only be at 263 right now (used 13 as it’s the aver between 12 and 14) as he currently has 250 wins. Let’s give him 5 more wins at least for the balance of this yr. 255. He is 41 yrs old now. He’d need to average 15 wins a yr for the next three yrs (age 42, 43 & 44 seasons).

      He has more than enough money, many children, has spoken of and actually retired once already. He will not pitch 3 more yrs under these circumstances… Posada is already gone and Rivera is done after this season and Pettitte will go soon too and we’ll have to wait and see with Jeter and how his body responds when he comes back.

      Pettitte has been on good teams, has over a .630 winning percentage for his career won loss record. It’s just hard to get to 300 wins.

      Greg Maddux, who has 355 wins “only” has a .610 winning percentage for his career won loss record as a pitcher. Maddux only averaged a 16 and 10 record per 162 games played. Greg pitched 23 seasons. Andy is “only” in his 18th season and that is their difference, along with the fact that Andy missed many starts over many of his seasons and Greg didn’t…

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM

        I was making a joke because he’s a big dirty admitted cheater.

        Even though he totally only did it that one time and it was totally just to come back from injury quicker and help the team for real come on guys I’m totes serial.

    • theskinsman - Jun 9, 2013 at 1:48 AM

      LMAO

  4. cocheese000 - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Asterisks. Don’t know why everyone sweeps him doing hgh under the rug.

    • duckthefodgers - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      How so?

    • Kevin S. - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM

      Because it does nothing to improve athletic performance?

      But yes, it is odd that Pettitte’s use is largely ignored when others get branded with the scarlet letter.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:08 PM

        Of course HGH improves athletic performance.

        Anything that positively benefits ones ability to train positively impacts their athletic performance.

        That’s like saying amphetamines don’t improve athletic performance, when if they give you energy you otherwise wouldn’t have had, which allows you to workout in a period you wouldn’t otherwise workout in, you are receiving a benefit.

        How can you even suggest otherwise?

      • badintent - Jun 9, 2013 at 1:19 AM

        He admitted to it. and he only used it during the off season to heal an injury that he was rehabbing.NOT using during the season, not using for many seasons. Please take your Yankee hatred out on Bobby Valentine or Fried Chicken or …………………………Manny Ram.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 9, 2013 at 5:56 AM

        I can suggest otherwise because the actual science is on my side. I’ve posted links before. It’s out there, go look.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

        Wait a minute, so you’re saying that baseball players will do something to gain a presumed advantage even if science says that it isn’t reasonably calculated to help? I mean, next you’re going to tell me that it doesn’t matter what order I put on my shoes, or that Phiten necklaces don’t work. God, do some research ya big dork.

  5. erbaodai - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Not sure why everyone’s all over Bonds, Clemens and A-Rod while let this guy walk.

  6. turdfurgerson68 - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    However you feel about him using the HGH, or his win %, unless he makes it to the 300 win plateau, he has no shot at making the Hall of Fame.

    • Kevin S. - Jun 9, 2013 at 5:55 AM

      Actually, every argument you can make for Jack Morris, you can make for Pettitte even better. Given how close Morris is, I’d say Pettitte has more of a chance than you think.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        In a vacuum I would agree with you Kev, but given the proven use of a putative p.e.d. there is no way Pettitte makes it in, ever. The anti-p.e.d. crowd is militant, and they represent a large percentage of HOF voters.

  7. DiscountMescan - Jun 9, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Anything to work in a Jack Morris reference, right?

  8. munsonsgravity - Jun 9, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    He’s still on HGH, but I hope he doesn’t have his kid on it too. The Yankees have been shames enough !

  9. deelock - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Cooperstown

    • mazblast - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      Nice town. What about it?

  10. ajbaxter1975 - Jun 9, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    He may have 250 wins according to MLB, but he didn’t do it clean. As far as I’m concerned, it’s like it never happened. I don’t care why or how Petitte used. He’s a cheater, that is a fact, not an opinion.

    • mazblast - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      The fact that Pettitte did steroids as a Yankee despite the official Narrative saying no one has ever done them as a Yankee gets ignored because he’s been declared such a Nice Guy, because he came up as a Yankee, and because the Yankees won multiple World Series with him. And once The Almighty Media have decided that The Narrative should say you’re a Good Guy, there’s no going back.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 9, 2013 at 4:39 PM

        Are you out of your mind? When has that narrative ever existed?

    • ajbaxter1975 - Jun 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      Thumbing my comment down isn’t going to change anything. Petitte is a dishonest, weasel bitch.

  11. ajbaxter1975 - Jun 9, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    The only way Petitte will ever see the inside of Cooperstown will be if he buys a ticket like the rest of us slobs.

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