Andy Pettitte

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Yankee Great Pettitte Retires

He has the most postseason wins in history

(Newser) - Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will retire after this season. The team announced Pettitte's decision in a news release today, hours before opening its final homestand of the season. The 41-year-old left-hander says he has exhausted himself mentally and physically and knows the time is right. Pettitte holds the major... More »

Pettitte: I Could Have Misheard Clemens

Pettitte takes the stand again in HGH trial

(Newser) - Under cross-examination today, Andy Pettitte agreed it was "fair" to say that there's a 50-50 chance he misunderstood Roger Clemens regarding his alleged use of human growth hormone. Pettitte had already made moves toward such an acknowledgement yesterday, after first testifying that Clemens "had mentioned to me... More »

Pettitte in Court: Clemens Told Me He Used HGH

He testifies that his friend told him about doping

(Newser) - It took a few years and one blown trial , but federal prosecutors going after Roger Clemens finally got Andy Pettitte on the stand today to issue these sentences:
  • "Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH. And that it could help with recovery, and that's really
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Clemens Judge Declares Mistrial

We'll know in September whether government will try again

(Newser) - A big swing and a miss for prosecutors: The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial declared a mistrial today—on only the second day. Prosecutors showed evidence to the jury that the judge had earlier deemed inadmissible, reports the Los Angeles Times . "I don't see how I... More »

Clemens Faces Former BFFs in Perjury Trial

Andy Pettitte, Brian McNamee are star prosecution witnesses

(Newser) - Roger Clemens' perjury trial begins today in Washington, and it is loaded with juicy storylines—no pun intended—thanks to star witnesses Andy Pettitte and Brian McNamee. Clemens and Pettitte were as close as brothers, but of all the ex-ballplayers testifying, only Pettitte is expected to say Clemens admitted using... More »

Yankees Claim 27th Title

Matsui's 6 RBI secure Game 6 win over Philadelphia

(Newser) - The New York Yankees are back in their rightful spot tonight, atop the baseball kingdom after beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, to win the World Series in six games. Hideki Matsui set a series record by driving in six runs, and left-hander Andy Pettitte was strong on short rest, allowing... More »

Yanks Charge Into World Series

Pettitte sparks Game 6 victory; Phillies up next

(Newser) - The New York Yankees won their first pennant in 6 years tonight, beating the visiting Los Angeles Angels, 5-2, in Game 6 of the ALCS behind the savvy pitching of Andy Pettitte. New York hosts defending champion Philadelphia in the World Series opener Wednesday night. Cliff Lee is expected to... More »

Dellucci Dents Chamberlain, Leads Indians

Cleveland rallies on three-run homer to defeat New York 5-3

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter David Dellucci stunned the New York Yankees with a go-ahead homer off Joba Chamberlain, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 5-3 victory Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series. Dellucci's three-run shot with two outs in the eighth inning spoiled a strong start by Andy Pettitte. More »

Peralta, Indians Bug Yankees Again, Win 6-4

Cleveland overcomes three New York homers

(Newser) - Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer off Andy Pettitte in the fifth inning and the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight Friday, beating New York, 6-4, in the Yankees' first visit since last year's AL playoffs when they were bombarded by swarming bugs. Peralta had four RBIs and Jamey Carroll... More »

A-Rod Injured, But Pettitte Shines as Yanks Rout Orioles 7-1

NY ends three-game losing streak

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit an RBI double and scored before leaving with a leg injury, and the New York Yankees ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on a rainy Sunday. Andy Pettitte pitched seven scoreless innings, Johnny Damon homered and Derek Jeter had a three-run double... More »

Yanks' Pettitte Beats Rays Again

New York lefty improves to 8-1 at the Trop

(Newser) - Andy Pettitte allowed three runs over seven innings and Hideki Matsui homered to lead the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-3, Tuesday night for a two-game sweep. Pettitte (2-1) gave up nine hits—seven in the first three innings—struck out five and walked three. The left-hander... More »

Yankees Avoid Royals Sweep

Three go deep for New York in 6-1 win

(Newser) - Andy Pettitte picked up his first victory and Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera each homered and drove in two runs, helping the New York Yankees defeat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday night and avoid a series sweep. Jorge Posada also homered for the Yankees. Pettitte held the Royals to... More »

Rays Chase Pettitte, Beat Yankees

Gomes drives in four runs as Tampa Bay wins second straight in NY

(Newser) - Andy Pettitte got the warm reception he was hoping for when he made his first start after a rocky offseason. The rest of the day didn't go as planned. Jonny Gomes homered and drove in four runs against Pettitte to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees... More »

McNamee Selling Clemens Mementos on eBay

'Break-up' memorabilia profits go to juvenile diabetes group

(Newser) - If Roger Clemens wants to get any of his stuff back from ex-trainer Brian McNamee, all he has to do is log on to eBay. McNamee, who split with Clemens in the great steroids war, is putting up everything from autographed baseballs to hats to photographs of "all the... More »

FBI Begins Clemens Probe

Agency looking into allegations pitcher lied to Congress about steroids

(Newser) - The FBI today began investigating whether Roger Clemens committed perjury when he told Congress that he never used performance-enhancing drugs, Bloomberg reports. The agency opened a preliminary review one day after a House panel told the Justice Department it suspected Clemens of lying. The pitcher insists he never took steroids... More »

Congress Asks Justice Dept. for Clemens Probe

Bipartisan letter wants to look at star's steroids denials for perjury

(Newser) - A congressional committee today asked the Justice Department to examine Roger Clemens’ denials under oath that he used performance-enhancing drugs and determine if they constitute perjury, the AP reports. In the letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Reps. Henry Waxman and Tom Davis cite the pitcher's statements contradicting those of... More »

'Miracle' HGH's Awful Truth: It May Not Work

Testimonials aside, study shows hormone benefits few patients

(Newser) - Here’s the list of people human growth hormone is proven to help: the elderly, AIDS and tuberculosis patients, and people with hormone deficiencies. Baseball players aren’t on that list, Newsweek reports, and neither are thousands of ordinary people who believe HGH slows the aging process. “There’s... More »

Pettitte Sorry for Taking HGH

Says he hasn't spoken to Clemens in a month

(Newser) - Andy Pettitte apologized to fans and teammates today for using human growth hormone, the AP reports. Pettitte said he had not spoken to Roger Clemens, whom he implicated in HGH use in a congressional deposition, in more than a month. “I can't even describe how uncomfortable” the Clemens situation... More »

Clemens, Trainer Stories at Odds

McNamee says he injected pitcher more than he claimed earlier

(Newser) - Ex-trainer Brian McNamee today told Congress he injected Roger Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs more often than he’d already admitted, saying he'd remembered incidents since his initial statement. Andy Pettitte, meanwhile, revealed in that Clemens had admitted taking HGH years before—a charge Clemens said Pettitte misheard—and Pettitte himself... More »

Pettitte Will Skip Clemens Steroid Hearing

Described as 'not a good witness' in contradictory deposition

(Newser) - Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will not be called to testify before the congressional committee investigating the Mitchell Report and alleged steroids use by Roger Clemens, ESPN reports. Former Mets trainer Kirk Radomski and ex-player Chuck Knoblauch will also not testify, which leaves Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee. McNamee... More »

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