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Yankee Stadium welcomes Andy Pettitte

Updated: October 3, 2011, 3:05 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Ex-New York Yankees star Andy Pettitte received a hero's welcome before throwing the first pitch prior to the Yankees' 5-3, Game 2 loss to the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series on Sunday.

Standing on the mound and soaking in a rousing ovation, Pettitte tossed a strike to longtime friend and teammate Jorge Posada.

It was the first time Pettitte appeared in front of a Yankee Stadium crowd since announcing his retirement in the offseason.

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