This could take a while.
Rivera: Ends 2013 at 6-2, 2.11 and 44 saves. ERA+ 192 (that could change slightly).
82-60, 2.21 in career. 11x ERA under 2.00. Record 652 saves. The 2.21 ERA is the lowest of any pitcher in the live-ball era (1920 on) who pitched at least 1000 innings. His career ERA+ of 205 is the best, by about 50 points. He led the majors in saves in three seasons.
1115 games pitched, 4th on the all-time list (4 behind John Franco. #1 is Jesse Orosco and #2 is…. wait for it…. ex-teammate Mike Stanton). All-time leader in games finished with 952, exactly 300 more than his number of career saves.
He was ONE OUT away from a WHIP of exactly 1.00. Walks + hits in career: 1284; IP 1283 2/3. Wow.
He made just six regular seasons errors in his career, the last one in 2004.
1999 WS MVP. 2003 ALCS MVP. 2013 ASG MVP. The only man to be MVP of a WS, LCS and an ASG.
13x All-Star. CYA consideration (not counting this year. Will he get any?) 6x, inc. three 3rd places finishes and a runnerup finish in 2005.
MVP consideration in 9 years, top-10 twice (2004 and 2005). (Any MVP consideration this year?)
8-1, 0.70 ERA in the postseason. An appropriate number of 42 postseason saves, the most ever.
141 postseason IP, of which his WHIP was .759. Less than one.
11 earned runs given up in the postseason. By contrast, 12 men have walked on the moon.
His HOF monitor on baseballreference.com is a 262. A likely HOF has about a 100. That number is 8th all-time. Not for pitchers, but for EVERYBODY.
Appeared in seven WS, winning five.
Pettitte: 11-11, 3.74, ERA+ 108 (could change slightly) in final season. Only man in MLB history to pitch 15 or more seasons and never have a losing season.
256 wins, 219 as a Yankee. 3rd on Yankees list behind Ford’s 236 and Ruffing’s 231.
438 GS as a Yankee, tied with Ford. Led league in GS 3x.
256-153, 3.85. ERA+ 117. More than 100 games over .500.
Two-time 20-game winner. Led AL in 1996 with 21.
3x All-Star. 3rd in ROY 1995. CYA consideration 5x, runnerup in 1996. MVP consideration twice.
2001 ALCS MVP.
19-11, 3.81 in the postseason. Most postseason wins.
8 WS, winning 5.
Andy’s HOF monitor is 128, but he is a borderline Hall-of-Famer. The HGH admission hurts his chances severely.
At least he only made a mistake once or twice, confessed and didn’t do it again. I have more forgiveness for a person like that than for someone who took it continuously for years and who denied until he was caught… then went back on the stuff.
But an all-time Yankees great.
#42 is retired (Jackie Robinson and Mo). It’ll be interesting to see what becomes of #46.
#2 will be retired (Jeter).
Numbers 6 (Torre), 21 (O’Neill), 20 (Posada) and 51 (Bernie) aren’t officially retired, but no one is wearing them. O’Neill’s 21 was briefly worn by LaTroy Hawkins, who was booed unmercifully for wearing it.
You wonder if those numbers will be retired or how long it’ll be before anyone else wears those numbers.
Monument Park may need a new wall.
In any case, Mo and Andy’s careers are over. We’ll never see them in another MLB game.
God bless both of them.