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WATCH: Yankees take down Dodgers to win title in Casey Stengel's debut

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A third October 9th championship clinch was secured by the Yankees 65 years ago today when Casey Stengel's crew ran roughshod over Brooklyn pitching to win Game 5 of the 1949 World Series 10-6. It would be the first of a record five championships in a row, an incredible feat that will likely never be matched.

WATCH: Jeffrey Maier gets the assist as '96 Yanks beat O's in ALCS

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On this day in Yankees history 18 years ago, the Yankees trailed the Orioles by one run in the eighth inning of the ALCS opener. Controversy erupted when Derek Jeter hit a long fly to right that a young fan named Jeffery Maier leaned over the fence to grab, and it was called a homer. It was the wrong call and the O's were furious, but they went on to lose the game anyway. Here's to you, Jeffrey Maier, wherever you are!

Happy 74th birthday, Joe Pepitone!

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There's a birthday on today in Yankees history as well, as three-time All-Star and "Central Park designer" Joe Pepitone was born!

WATCH: Yanks become first team to "three-peat," win '38 World Series

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On this day in Yankees history 76 years ago, Tommy Henrich homered and light-hitting shortstop Frankie Crosetti drove in four as the '38 Yanks swept away the Cubbies to win their seventh World Series and third title in a row. They were the first team to ever "three-peat," a feat only achieved by three other teams (two of which were also Yankees). Joe DiMaggio's Yanks were just dominant.

WATCH: Babe clubs 3 homers again, Yanks win '28 Series

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October 9th was an excellent day in Yankees history, so expect this to be the first of several posts today about it. On this day 86 years ago, the legendary Babe Ruth hit three home runs in a World Series game for the second time in his career, and on the strength of that, the Yankees swept the Cardinals to win the 1928 World Series, their third championship. In the four-game romp to repeat as champs and avenge their World Series loss in '26, Ruth hit .625/.647/1.375 and Lou Gehrig hit .545/.706/1.727. What on Earth...

Vin Scully during Don Larsen's perfect game

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Check out the amazing Vin Scully in the middle of Don Larsen's perfect game.

WATCH: The "Imperfect Man" is perfect in the '56 World Series

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On this day in Yankees history 58 years ago, one unlikely Yankee stunned the world with perhaps the greatest game ever pitched: a World Series perfect game. It was an unbelievable moment for Don Larsen, and one that might never be achieved again.

WATCH: Billy's catch saves the day, Yanks win 4th straight title

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On this day in Yankees history 62 years ago, the '52 Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series to win their fourth championship in a row. Clinging to a two-run lead with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh with Jackie Robinson up, second baseman Billy Martin made an excellent running catch on an infield pop-up no one could see to preserve the lead!

The Yankees Magazine cover is pretty incredible

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That's an awesome photo of Derek Jeter. I think he said that when they took the old Yankee Stadium down, he took that sign with the DiMaggio quote with him. Seems pretty fitting.

The Rock starts a Derek Jeter chant on Monday Night Raw

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The Rock showed up at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and started a Derek Jeter chant