When pitcher Andy Pettitte retired from professional baseball in 2011, everybody thought that he decided to do so due to his family’s duties. Andy’s wife, Laura Pettitte was blamed for this. Though it is comprehensible since she stayed all day at home raising their five children, Tyler, Joshua, Jared, Lexy, and Luke.
Andy and Laura are devoted Christians who have lived their life with good principles. They have helped with their money to the church they assist to. Laura’s father was a preacher, and Andy was raised in a religious family too. He loves his wife so much and made this public when he said this about her:
I’m proud to say that Laura is the only woman I’ve ever been with. And after 19 years of marriage, I honestly love her more today than the day we were married.
Laura and all the family are from Houston and both have been married since 1992.
She became popular among the sports world when she turned to be the key factor during a case against Roger Clemens. According to a source involved with the 2008 congressional hearing, Laura’s memory of her husband mentioning about two separate conversations with Clemens regarding HGH use were very important.
She gave a sworn affidavit before the hearing. She said:
In 1999 or 2000, Andy told me that he had had a conversation with Roger Clemens in which Roger admitted to him using human growth hormone.
She was asked to give an affidavit after her husband told the committee staff she was the only person who knew about Clemens’ admission in 1999 and his denial in 2005. This became a scandal after the congressional hearings into steroid use made famous by Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro.
At the end of the day, her honest and believable testimony to federal investigators was definitive for the resolution of the case.
All who where in charge of the investigation were convinced of Andy being sincere when he told them he used HGH in 2004 which was not reported. The Mitchell Report included Andy’s use in 2002 but he told the lawyers deposing him of a day in 2004 when he gave 2 shots himself.
Laura Dunn Pettitte was born on February 5th, 1974 and is currently 38 years old. Her parents are Shirley and Charles Dunn from Dee Park, TX. She met Andy at Deer Park high school. They got married in 1993.