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From the archives | June 19

Yankees’ strife boils over in Fenway dugout

Near-brawl occurs between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson

In a season of bickering and intramural fighting, it should not have come as a surprise to anyone. But another Yankee time bomb went off yesterday, and this one carried a shock wave strong enough to shake the foundations of the defending American League champions.

That a sellout crowd at Fenway Park and a national television audience happened to have the whole show in clear view probably had little bearing on the near-brawl between Mgr. Billy Martin and his star right fielder Reggie Jackson. But it didn’t fail to lessen the impact.

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