Why Andy Pettitte will be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame

It’s surprising that by now MLB Hall of Fame voters haven’t chosen former New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettite, who had a remarkable career in both the regular season and the playoffs.

Pettitte was part of 5 MLB World Series titles in New York. In addition, he was one of the most consistent pitchers in the rotation from the 1995 to 2003 season, including a leading AL in victories with 21 wins in just his second year as a major league.

He was the MVP of the 2001 Championship Series in which he was 2-0 from the mound with a 2.51 ERA and attended 3 All-Star Games. He went to the Houston Astros for three contests and returned to New York to contribute to a new championship title on the 2009 schedule.

He retired after 18 seasons at the age of 41 with a record of 256-153 and left a WAR of 60.2, according to Baseball Reference, higher than that of Tom Glavine and Roy Halladay and that leaves him at the level of Juan Marichal and Don Drysdale. All of them in the Hall of Fame.