Veteran pitcher to announce retirement today in New York

Trey Scott

Andy Pettitte has finally called it quits. The 15-year veteran and winner of 240 games, who spent his career pitching for the New York Yankees, with a short stint as a Houston Astro, is set to announce his retirement today at a news conference at Yankee Stadium.

The lefty has a reputation as a clutch postseason pitcher, having won five World Series Championships with the Yankees and setting the record for career postseason wins with 19. Pettitte’s retirement marks the end of the Yankee’s famed “Core Four” era, the group of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Pettitte, all responsible for bringing championship pennants back to the Bronx.