Andy Pettitte: A day 'I'll never forget'

Updated: September 29, 2013, 1:22 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

HOUSTON -- Making his final career start 20 minutes from his home in Deer Park, Texas, the New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte finished off a five-hitter by retiring J.D. Martinez with the crowd of 37,199 standing on its feet and many chanting the left-hander's name at Minute Maid Field on Saturday night.

With camera flashes dotting the crowd and two outs in the ninth, Pettitte allowed a single to Chris Carter, bringing Yankees manager Joe Girardi out of the dugout. With the fans thinking ...

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