In the interest of full disclosure, this blogger is a lifetime Yankees fan. I cut high school to attend two opening days at Yankee Stadium and lived through a horrid stretch of years before the Yankees became great again. Pettitte has been an important part of the Yankees resurgence over the last decade-plus. ed.
“So, you felt 40 yesterday,” one reporter said, drawing a large smile from Pettitte.
Upon reaching the mid-life milestone, Pettitte listed his three main priorities in life. Baseball came in last. A 17-year career marked by three All-Star games, eight 15-win seasons and five World Series rings ranked behind his strong faith and his relationship with his family.
“That’s just what it’s all about. I try to show humility in everything I do” he said. “I felt like God gave me the ability to do this, so why should I be arrogant about this?”
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