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Baseball | 6/14/19

Andy Pettitte – 1990, Round 22

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees
Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images
Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

As a lefty whose game was more about finesse than power, Pettitte was snapped up by the New York Yankees during the later rounds of the 1990 draft. He did not make his first appearance for the team until 1995, but then became a rotation mainstay for the Yankee dynasty of the late 1990s.

The left-hander was a part of five World Series winning teams with the Yankees. Pitching mostly for New York, with a short stop in Houston, Pettitte finished his career with a record of 256-153. The Yankees rewarded Pettitte for his fine career with a plaque in Monument Park.