When Major League Baseball returns this spring it will be without one familiar face in the Bronx. After 16 seasons tormenting MLB batters, Andy Pettitte has announced his retirement from baseball. Yankees faithful buying 2011 MLB Opening Day tickets will certainly miss seeing #46 in pinstripes at Yankees Stadium. The 38-year-old capped his career last season with an 11-3 record and a 3.28 ERA, helping the Yankees reach the ALCS. Along with long-time teammates Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada - Pettitte helped return the Yankees franchise to the top of baseball after spending most of the 80’s and early 90’s out of the playoffs. The left-hander from Deer Park, Texas will retire with enough World Series rings for one hand and the record for the most postseason wins in MLB history. A three-time All-Star, Pettitte was a rock of consistency in the Yankees' pitching rotation for more than a decade. Although the Yankees will need to scramble before the start of the season to find another top-class starter, Andy Pettitte will forever go down a hero in the Big Apple.