Andy Pettitte has made Yankees history, shows true meaning of team records
The fact that he's 41st on the all-time list, however, shows just how meaningful this "record" is.
Despite the fact that they Yankees have the most storied team history in Major League Baseball, their individual records aren't necessarily the benchmarks of greatness that we see in other franchise record books.
This is similar to when Derek Jeter broke the Yankees' record for career hits. Sure, Jeter has had a hell of a career, but until Jeter did it, the Yankees never had a hitter in the 3,000-hits club.
You'll probably see Pettitte on ESPN a bit, as they celebrate this momentous occasion. Keep in mind that despite the lofty amount of strikeouts, there are pitchers from many teams with more strikeouts than anyone in Yankees history.
Perspective, folks. It's a beautiful thing.
Still, congrats to Pettitte on another nice accomplishment.