The first and last milestones of Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte's careers

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

MLB was a lot different when Mo and Andy made their debuts in 1995 than it was in their final 2013 season. Which were the first and last milestones of their career?

Jason wrote a post going up tomorrow about first and last milestones for the 2013 Yankees, and that made me think about the first and last milestones for the great careers of Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. Since I haven't seen any post spring up around the vast reaches of the information superhighway about such milestones, here it is. It's pretty crazy to consider how much the game has changed since 1995 and who its stars were compared to now.

Mariano Rivera
First game 5/23/1995 vs. CAL Last game 9/26/2013 vs. TBR
First batter Tony Phillips, CAL Last batter Yunel Escobar, TBR
First catcher Mike Stanley Last catcher J.R. Murphy
First strikeout Tony Phillips, CAL Last strikeout Ehire Adrianza, SFG
First win 5/28/1995 vs. OAK Last win 9/12/2013 vs. BAL
First save 5/17/1996 vs. CAL Last save 9/18/2013 vs. TOR
First blown save 8/1/1995 vs. MIL Last blown save 9/8/2013 vs. BOS
First loss 5/23/1995 vs. CAL Last loss 7/7/2013 vs. BAL
First HR allowed Jim Edmonds, CAL Last HR allowed Will Middlebrooks, BOS
First playoff game 10/4/1995 vs. SEA Last playoff game 10/6/2011 vs. DET
First playoff batter Jay Buhner, SEA Last playoff batter Ramon Santiago, DET
First playoff catcher Jim Leyritz Last playoff catcher Russell Martin
First playoff save 9/30/1997 vs. CLE Last playoff save 10/15/2010 vs. TEX
First series-ending save 10/21/1998 vs. SDP Last series-ending save 10/25/2009 vs. LAA
First playoff blown save 10/5/1997 vs. CLE Last playoff blown save 10/18/2004 vs. BOS
First playoff loss 11/4/2001 vs. ARI Last playoff loss 11/4/2001 vs. ARI
First playoff HR Sandy Alomar Jr., CLE Last playoff HR Jay Payton, NYM
First playoff strikeout Jay Buhner, SEA Last playoff strikeout Wilson Betemit, DET

Andy Pettitte
First game 4/29/1995 vs. KCR Last game 9/28/2013 vs. HOU
First batter Wally Joyner, KCR Last batter J.D. Martinez, HOU
First catcher Jim Leyritz Last catcher Chris Stewart
First strikeout Joe Vitiello, KCR Last strikeout Brandon Barnes, HOU
First pickoff Omar Vizquel, CLE Last pickoff Jonny Gomes, BOS
First win 6/7/1995 vs. OAK Last win 9/28/2013 vs. HOU
First complete game 6/2/1995 vs. CAL Last complete game 9/28/2013 vs. HOU
First shutout 7/5/1997 vs. TOR Last shutout 5/14/2006 vs. COL
First loss 5/27/1995 vs. OAK Last loss 9/22/2013 vs. SFG
First HR Ruben Sierra, OAK Last HR Ehire Adrianza, SFG
First playoff game 10/4/1995 vs. SEA Last playoff game 10/13/2012 vs. DET
First playoff batter Vince Coleman, SEA Last playoff batter Omar Infante, DET
First playoff catcher Jim Leyritz Last playoff catcher Russell Martin
First playoff pickoff Jay Buhner, SEA Last playoff pickoff Torii Hunter, LAA
First playoff win 10/13/1996 vs. BAL Last playoff win 10/7/2010 vs. MIN
First playoff loss 10/20/1996 vs. ATL Last playoff loss 10/8/2012 vs. BAL
First playoff HR Vince Coleman, SEA Last playoff HR Josh Hamilton, HOU
First playoff strikeout Dean Palmer, TEX Last playoff strikeout Gerald Laird, DET

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