For the uninitiated, let it be said that Mel Allen is the No. 1 radio and voice of the New York Yankees, a circumstance which has, on occasion, caused an laborate amount of critical profanity on the part of those who compulsively, or asually, follow that efficient baseball team via the electronic media. Quite properly he subtitles this work ""A Long, Loving Look at Big League Baseball"". It consists of an agreeable series of anecdotes concerning the game's recent greats-- layers, managers and an umpire. Upon close inspection it may be noted that individual Yankees are not neglected. The style is competent, since Mr. Fitzgerald is a pro who has his craft under control.... Primarily for Yankee lovers, as as the team itself.