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Today in Yankees History
April 25th

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1904 At American League Park, the Senators remain winless since the start of the season when the team loses their eighth consecutive game, bowing to New York 4-1. Yankees pitcher Jack Chesbro picks up the first of his record 41 victories he'll record this season.
1933 Yankees rookie hurler Russ Van Atta goes 4-for-4 and shuts out the Senators, 16-0, in his major league debut.
1933 At Griffith Stadium, the benches clear when Yankee outfielder Ben Chapman viciously spikes Buddy Myer, and then responds to the Senators infielder's retaliation by punching and hurling anti-semitic remarks at the injured Jewish second baseman. The ugly 20-minute brawl, that spreads into the stands and includes over 300 fans getting into the action, will result in suspensions and fines for the players involved.
1999 The fifth monument in Yankee Stadium history is unveiled as a tribute to Joe DiMaggio, who died last month at the age of 84. "Joltin' Joe" becomes the fifth Bronx Bomber to be accorded this honor, joining Miller Huggins (1931), Lou Gehrig (1942), Babe Ruth (1949), and Mickey Mantle (1996).

4 Fact(s) Found