The pitcher's former teammate, Chuck Knoblauch, tweeted about the honor, and called out the Yankees for retiring the pitcher's number, despite his past.
In December 2007, Pettitte and Knoblauch were listed on former Sen. George Mitchell's report on players who had used performance-enhancing drugs. Both players later admitted to using Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
Congrats to 46. Yankees retiring his number. Hopefully they don't retire it like his HGH testimony.— Chuck Knoblauch (@chuckknoblauch) February 16, 2015
Someone pointed out on Twitter that Pettitte is liked more than Knoblauch by Yankees fans, and Knoblauch seemed to agree with that statement.
Pettitte retired after the 2013 season, after a 18-year MLB career. He finished with a record of 256-153. Petitte spent all but three seasons with the Yankees, going 219-127.
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