Was 1924 really the greatest season? In a well-argued account, Browning (Cy Young: A Baseball Life) cites as evidence the close races in both leagues and Walter Johnson's seventh-game World Series win for Washington over the New York Giants. Browning makes a good case, but, of course, others differ. David Anderson's More Than Merkle gives the nod to 1908, and David Halberstam's October 1964 amasses evidence for that year. Browning weaves an appealing story, alternating his narrative chapters with ones about baseball's players, business dealings, and other sidelights. Recommended for any sports collection.-Morey Berger, St. Joseph's Hosp. Lib., Tucson, AZ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.