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 at the age of 31 on the eve of his tenth season .
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 to support their wives and children.
Scott's new book, No Money, No Beer, No Pennants will be published in September. 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. Now Available!
Scott is happy to announce the revised edition of Addie Joss: King of the Pitchers is available for purchase. You can buy a copy online at Amazon books. Just go to: www.amazon.com/Scott-Longert/e/B00BJ7V2FK
No Money, No Beer, No Pennants is Now Available! The Cleveland Indians and most of baseball struggled through the Great Depression. Read all about it in Scott's new book! Just click on the cover image to buy! Scott thanks everyone that has purchased a copy.
The Ongoing Road Tour:
December 10 - Mac's Backs Cleveland Hts. OH 1:00
December 13 - Olmsted Falls Library OH 7:00
December 17 - Barnes & Noble Mentor OH 2:00
More dates to come for 2017!
(New Blog Post December 7) Does Cleveland get a new first baseman?