On April 2, 1996
— With an Opening Day 7-1 victory over the Indians at Jacobs Field, Joe Torre wins the first of his 1,173 victories as the manager of the Yankees. During his 12-year tenure, the Bronx Bombers will reach the postseason each year, winning ten American League East Division titles, six American League pennants, and four World Championships.

 

AL Rookie Derek Jeter hits his first career homerun vs Dennis Martinez during the win.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference April 2
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