Today's fans may feel a bit cheated when they realize that Tom Meany has chosen no team later than the Cardinals of 1942 or the Dodgers of 1941; but the old timers will have a great time comparing notes over this book. The choice is not Meany's alone. Polls of baseball opinion have made their contribution, and some of the selections have been unanimous:- the Yankees of 1927, the Browns of 1922. Only one team is chosen from each franchise, sometimes because of a thrilling fight, sometimes because they were fore-runners of a baseball dynasty, sometimes because of a glamorous record. The listings are in order of total victories-and not chronology. Personalities live long in baseball memories; and good baseball makes good reading. This is good baseball.