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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.
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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 November 18                                                                                                                                  The Bad Boys, Bad Times Book Tour will begin in March. Here are the confirmed dates:                          March 11 -  Bay Village Library 7:00                           March 20 - Willowick Library    7:00                          March 25 - Willougby Hills        7:00                          March 29-31 - Ohio Sports Collector Show

Scott will have a table at Tribe Fest on Saturday January 12 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A great day to get team autographs and baseball books! Scott is setting up a spring book tour to begin in March. Details soon.

Scott has finished the revisions for Bad Boys, Bad Times on schedule. The release date will be February 26, 2019. 
 Did you know the Indians were the first American League team to petition for night baseball? They would play seven night games at Municipal Stadium starting in 1939!

New Blog Post November 18: Trading Frenzy