DANCER RETIRED—Alfred Vanderbilt's Native Dancer was permanently retired after workout in which he showed recurrent lameness. The great gray, winner of 21 of his 22 races, will go to stud next year at Vanderbilt's Sagamore Farm in Maryland.
BARGAINS—Joseph Gavegnano's three-year-old Errard King, who was bought for $7,600
as a yearling, won American Derby and $68,900 at Washington Park, Chicago. In beating High Gun, winner of Belmont Stakes, and Hasty Road, winner of Preakness, he raised track earnings to $317,575.
•George S. Howell's Punkin Vine, whose owner picked him up for $750 because a trainer decided "they haven't written a race cheap enough for him to win," won $35,025 Ventnor Handicap at Atlantic City, has now returned $61,680 to his owner.
SARATOGA UPSETS—Alfred Vanderbilt's Social Outcast, only entry for his stable after Native Dancer was withdrawn two days before the race, upset C. V. Whitney's Fisherman by a convincing 3½ lengths in mile-and-a-quarter Whitney Stakes at Saratoga.
•The Whitney stables, which have been winning everything in sight at Saratoga, had another defeat when Pyrenees, their much-talked-about two-year-old, was beaten by Belair Stud's Nashua in Grand Union Hotel Stakes for juveniles.
HARNESS RACING—J. S. Turner's pacer, Adios Boy, racing with a quarter crack in right front hoof, broke stride but recovered in time to beat half brother, Adios Harry, by a length in Yonkers Derby. Time for one-mile race: 2:01 2/5, a track record for three-year-olds.
THE LEADERS—The New York Yankees, always hard to beat in final third of season, ran up 10-game winning streak before they were stopped by Boston Red Sox. For once, it wasn't enough. Cleveland Indians put together streak of their own (nine straight), then added another three while Yankees dropped two more to Boston. The standings at week's end: Cleveland in first place, 5½ games ahead of New York.
In National League, New York Giants pulled themselves together after disastrous series with second-place Brooklyn Dodgers,
won six straight and climbed back to comfortable 4-game first place margin.
PROS—Stan Musial of St. Louis Cardinals made his annual rush at National League batting title. With 12 hits in 23 times at bat, he closed in on Brooklyn's Duke Snider, stood bare point away from the leadership Dodger outfielder has held since June 12.