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New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte speaks to reporters during a baseball news conference announcing his retirement after 16 years in the majors, on  Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in New York. .(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte speaks to reporters during a baseball news conference announcing his retirement after 16 years in the majors, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in New York. .(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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