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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Yankees, Stengel win fifth straight Pennant, Series
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Sept. 14, 1953

A jubilant Casey Stengel, who has managed the Yankees to four consecutive pennants, nails down a record fifth flag as New York beats the Cleveland Indians, 8-5. Yogi Berra hits a two-run homer and Billy Martin knocks in four runs as the Yankees rally from a 5-0 deficit.

The Yankees will go on to win a fifth straight World Series by beating the Brooklyn Dodgers in six games. Although the Yankees look forward to winning a sixth straight pennant in 1954, they'll finish second to the Indians despite winning 103 games.

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