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Scott Longert: Baseball Author and Historian

Read Scott's books about the
Cleveland Indians
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 leagues and enjoys a brief, astonishing career with the Indians before  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 2013It is the story of a baseball team that overcame great adversity to win a World Series in 1920.

 Scott's current 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.  Just Click on the cover image to purchase!

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 Go to: www.amazon.com/Scott-Longert/e/B00BJ7 

Book News October 9, 2018

Look for a February 26, 2019 release​ of Scott's new book, Bad Boys Bad Times. The book chronicles the Cleveland Indians from 1937 to the start of World War II. The Indians had some real bad boys including Rollie Hemsley, Jeff Heath, Ben Chapman and Johnny Allen. And of course the 1940 Players Revolt that shocked the Baseball World!

Scott is working on his first book for young readers, a biography of pitching great Cy Young. Cy was born in Gilmore, Ohio a small farming town and never lost sight of his roots even whrn he became the best pitcher in Major League Baseball!

  New Blog Post October 9 - Three and Out!