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• Sunday marks former Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte's 42nd birthday. Pettitte, who retired (again) after last season, was 219-127 with a 3.94 ERA over 15 seasons wearing the pinstripes.

• Girardi entered Sunday with 599 victories as Yankees manager and will become the sixth manager in franchise history to tally 600 victories, joining Joe McCarthy (1,460), Joe Torre (l,173), Casey Stengel (1,149), Miller Huggins (1,067) and Ralph Houk (944).

• On this date in 1923, Lou Gehrig made his Major League debut at age 19 in a 10-0 win over the St. Louis Browns, entering as a defensive replacement at first base.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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