SEE IT: Yankees Great Andy Pettitte Throws Out First Pitch Before Game 3

Alec Gearty
October 15, 2019 - 4:40 pm

Andy Pettitte has still got it. 

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Pettitte, who last played professional baseball in 2013, spent the majority of his 18-year career with the Yankees. When he wasn't wearing pinstripes, the left-handed pitcher was a member of the Houston Astros. On Tuesday afternoon, Pettitte was the logical choice to throw out the first pitch before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. 

In typical fashion, Pettitte, with chants of "Andy" coming from the Yankees faithful, delivered his pitch right down the middle to catcher Austin Romine. 

Pettitte built quite the resume over his time in the Bronx, where his 219 wins are third in franchise history. He ended his initial tenure with the Yankees in 2004 when he signed a three-year deal with the Astros. Pettitte, however, returned to the place he called home for the first nine years when his contract ended to finish his career.

The 5-time World Series champion saw Astros ace Justin Verlander surpass his postseason strikeout mark (183) in Game 2, where Verlander struck out seven batters — moving into second place all-time.

It isn't the first time Pettitte had the distinction of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch between the two teams. Pettitte was tabbed with the honor ahead of Game 5 in the 2017 ALCS.