The last time Andy Pettitte saw George Steinbrenner was in Spring Training. The lefthander went to visit Steinbrenner in his suite and was telling him how good the Yankees will be this season and how strong the pitching staff was. It was the fifth or sixth inning and the Yankees had yet to score and trailed by a run or two.
“It was like he was almost ignoring what I said,” Pettitte said. “He said we need to score some runs tonight. We’re losing right now. That was how he was. That was George in a nutshell. Everything was good as long as we were winning. When I was going through struggles in my career, he would always come up to me and ask if there was anything he could do for me. “