Andy Pettitte announces retirement

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(CNN) — The New York Yankees’ Andy Pettitte — the winningest pitcher in post-season history — will retire after this season, the Yankees said Friday.

Pettitte, 41, owns a 255-152 career record with a 3.86 ERA in 529 appearances over 18 Major League seasons. In the post-season, he went 19-11 with a 3.81 ERA in 44 career starts.

The lefty played most of his career for Yankees but had a brief stint last decade with the Houston Astros.

In December 2007 he was included by a group led by former Sen. George Mitchell in a report on illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.

Pettitte was among dozens named in its findings and the report became the basis of a hearing two months later by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He later admitted to using growth hormones in 2002 and 2004.