Book about the 1920's World Series and Cleveland Indians
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My 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. My book details the short life of pitcher 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 in the major leagues. Outstanding baseball pitcher Joss once won 24 games in a row and threw a perfect game in 1908 against the White Sox. Due to his playing only nine years, he was ineligible for consideration to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
My current 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. Also learn more about the iconic League Park in Cleveland.
We are pleased to announce that Scott will be writing a new book on the Cleveland Indians and the Great Depression! The book will be published by the Ohio University Press. There will be chapters on the ownership change, Municipal Stadium and the debut of Bob Feller.
Scott is nearing the home stretch of the manuscript. There is a great description of the 1935 All Star Game held in Cleveland at Municipal Stadium. Over 69,000 fans attended the game which was a record crowd for many years. Mel Harder pitched in the game and Joe Vosmik was in the American League starting lineup! (NEW 3/5/15)