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HGH mistake keeps Pettitte from Hall

Yankees lefty is worthy of HOF consideration by most standards -- except one

Updated: September 21, 2013, 5:53 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Had there never been a Mitchell report, or if Jason Grimsley had never spilled the beans to a grand jury, or if Andy Pettitte himself had not been so truthful in his congressional affidavit, the question of whether or not Pettitte belongs in the Hall of Fame would have made for great conversation.

By many yardsticks, he is a shoo-in, and by others, he is close enough that a strong case could be made in either direction.

But one slip-up renders the conversation moot: Pettitte admitted ...

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