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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 

Look for a February 2019 release​ of Scott's new book, Bad Boys Bad Times, all about the Indians and Baseball in the late 1930's up to America's entry into World War II. Profiles of Lou Boudreau, Ken Keltner and controversial manager Oscar Vitt.  (8-3-18)

Scott is pleased to announce he will be writing a children's book for Ohio University Press. The book is a biography of Baseball great Cy Young and is aimed at readers in grades 3-6. Scott is excited about the project as it will be his first venture into the young readers market.  (9-11-18)

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