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Andy Pettitte Pettit e was one of the great big-game pitchers of all time. Together, they played major roles in keeping the Yankees among the elite teams in baseball. Through 2013, when Rivera left the Yankees, he had 652 regularseason saves during his 19 years in the big leagues, all with New York. 70 ERA. His “cut fastball” was a dominant pitch that hitters could rarely solve. Through 2013, the left-handed PetPettitte had won 219 regular-season games and 18 more in the playoffs in his 15 years as a Yankee (1995– 2003 and 2007–13).

Through 2013, the left-handed PetPettitte had won 219 regular-season games and 18 more in the playoffs in his 15 years as a Yankee (1995– 2003 and 2007–13). Jeter at shortstop. As good as the Yankees were, they never won another World Series after 2000 under Torre’s direction. They continued to get to the playoffs every year through 2007. Torre departed after that season. New York lost a thrilling seven-game World Series to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. Two years later, the Florida Marlins upset the Yankees in six games in the World Series.

He has not just gone to the playoffs; he has excelled in them. 308 batting averaverrage in 158 postseason games. another Yankees dynasty for more than fifteen years. With the help of their rook- contributors in 1996. The youngsters teamed with veterans such as Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neill, and Bernie Williams to form a championship team. The Yankees finished 92–70 and won the AL East for the first time since 1981. They then won the World Series for the first time since 1978, beating the Atlanta Braves in six games.

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