MILEPOSTS—DIED: HYPERION, 30, one of the great sires of British Thoroughbred racing, destroyed because of the infirmities of old age, at Newmarket. Winner of the Epsom Derby and the Saint Leger in 1933, Hyperion (by Gainsborough out of Selene) led the English sire list six times in money won. His offspring won 744 races. While his influence at stud was worldwide, its largest impact was in the U.S., where his sons Alibhai, Heliopolis, Khaled and Pensive themselves developed into championship sires.
RETIRED: GIL McDOUGALD, 32, versatile New York Yankee infielder, described once by Casey Stengel as "the best second baseman, best third baseman and best shortstop in the American League." The hard-working McDougald batted .277 over nine seasons, but slumped to .259 as little more than a utility man last year. "I didn't like sitting on the bench," he explained.