B a s e b a l l H i s t o r i a n
Scott Longert: Baseball Author and Historian
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And How Their Teams Were Built
Welcome to the website of author Scott H. Longert.
Scott's first book Addie Joss: King of the Pitchers was published in 1999. It is the biography of one of the greatest pitchers in the history of professional baseball. The book details the short life of Addie Joss as he rises to the major league and enjoys a brief, astonishing career with the Indians before contracting tubercular meningitis and passing away at the age of 31.
Scott's second book, The Best They Could Be: The Cleveland Indians 1916-1920, was published by Potomac Books in April of 2013. It is the story of a baseball team that overcame great adversity to win a World Series in 1920. You can read all about baseball and how it was when teams traveled by train and ballplayers needed off season jobs.
Scott's new book, No Money, No Beer, No Pennants was published in September 2016. The book traces the progress of the Cleveland Indians in the Great Depression years from 1927-1936. It was a time for change when radio came into play along with a huge new stadium in Cleveland despite the fact most fans did not have the money to buy a ticket. Prohibition ended and beer flowed freely in Major League parks. Just Click on the cover image to purchase!
Addie Joss Revealed, an excellent documentary, can be seen on Sports Time Ohio. Narrated by Matt Underwood and features several current Cleveland Indians including Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer. (May 10)
Scott is working on his new book about the Indians and Baseball in the late 1930's to the start of WWII. There will be bios on Lou Boudreau, Ken Keltner, Rollie Hemsley, Jeff Heath and others. The Indians players tried to have their manager Oscar Vitt fired in 1940. Word got out and the Indians were called "Cry Babies" by sports writers and fans around the American League! Despite this they made a serious run for the pennant and nearly pulled it off. (September 11)
The Ongoing Road Tour:
October 10 - Huron Public Library 6:30 p.m.
(New Blog Post September 11) What a streak!