Sport: Clinched

In the National League it was still a race, with Cincinnati at week's end grimly defending a 3 1/2-game lead over St. Louis. But in the American League only a baseball blackout could have stopped the New York Yankees short of their fourth straight pennant, their fifth under Joe McCarthy, their eleventh in all. On Saturday afternoon they made it mathematically certain, beating Detroit while second-place Boston, 17 hopeless games behind, lost to Cleveland. To make it a bigger Yankee year than ever, six of the 13 Yankee farm teams also won pennants in their minor leagues, four got in playoffs.

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