Andy Pettitte has won five World Series rings. He’s a three-time All-Star and has even won the American League Championship Series MVP. With 245 career victories, there are very few things that Andy Pettitte hasn’t accomplished. Yet Pettitte’s resume does have one glaring hole: He has never thrown a no-hitter.
After Friday, Pettitte still hasn’t thrown a no-hitter … but now someone in his house has.
As reported by Hall of Very Good, Josh Pettitte, Andy’s son, threw a no-hitter on Friday while pitching for his hometown Deer Park (Tx.) High. He struck out 10 and walked just one batter in a 9-0 rout of Boerne (Tx.) Champion High, traditionally a Texas state power.
The victory sparked an instant surge of Twitter recognition for the younger Pettitte, a senior starting pitcher who has signed a letter of intent to play at Baylor University in 2014.
Not long after Josh Pettitte sent out a modest tweet calling Friday’s contest, “What a fun game to be a part of,” the senior was inundated with congratulatory Tweets from his father’s Yankees teammates.
In total, the younger Pettitte received tweets from CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, not to mention a brief shoutout during a Yankees YES Spring Training broadcast.
Of course, considering the fact that the senior had just accomplished something his father never had, it’s understandable that Josh Pettitte should receive so much attention from the Yankees celebrity peanut gallery.
If he keeps pitching the way he has, he might even get a professional alternative to Baylor before he matriculates to Baylor.
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