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Timeline - 1950s

Apr. 17, 1951: Mickey Mantle makes his Major-League debut, going 1-for-4 in a 4-0 win vs. Boston at Yankee Stadium.

Sept. 28, 1951: In Game One of doubleheader vs. Boston at Yankee Stadium, Allie Reynolds tosses his second no-hitter of the season (he had previously no-hit the Indians at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland on July 12).

Dec. 12, 1951: Joe DiMaggio officially announces his retirement.

Apr. 17, 1953: Exactly two years after his Yankee debut, Mickey Mantle hits what is recognized as the game's first "tape-measure" home run, a 565-foot clout off the Senators' Chuck Stobbs at Washington's Griffith Stadium.

Oct. 5, 1953: The Yankees win a record fifth consecutive World Championship.

Oct. 8, 1956: Don Larsen hurls the only perfect game in World Series history, a 2-0 win over Brooklyn in Game Five at Yankee Stadium.