And so they are. Reggie Jackson slams three home runs in the final game of the '77 World Series; PelÃ‰ retires--again--from the sport he's dominated for years; Seattle Slew clinches racing's Triple Crown; little Tracy Austin recovers from the chicken pox in a charming interview given prior to her first play at Wimbledon . . . and you can--and should--read some of the best journalese in the business illustrated by the best sports pictures from papers like the Washington Post, the Newark Star Ledger, Harper's Magazine, the Chicago Trib. All the, yes, best journals in the country are represented by the best sports reporters they've got--the late Wells Twombly, Thomas Boswell, Dave Anderson, Pete Bonaventure, and more. The very best thing about this compendium, however, may be the stories' leads. ""Some say there isn't enough mustard in the world to cover Reggie Jackson,"" begins the Washington Post story by Thomas Boswell that won top honors for news coverage in the contest that prompts this annual anthology. ""Tonight there wasn't enough glory."" For stories of this caliber, the $250.00 prize money isn't sufficient either.