B a s e b a l l H i s t o r i a n
Scott Longert: Baseball Author and Historian
Read Scott's books about the
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 and 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 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.
Scott's latest 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. Prohibition ended and beer flowed freely in Major League parks. Just Click on the cover image to purchase!
Scott's new book, Bad Boys Bad Times will be published again by Ohio University Press. The book covers Baseball and the Cleveland Indians from 1937-1942. The Great Depression was winding down, however the war in Europe caused tremendous anxiety among the American people and ball players eligible for the draft. Among the first to enlist was Bob Feller, entering the Navy and serving in the South Pacific. More details soon! (February 15)
The Ongoing Road Tour:
March 24 - SABR - Hank Gowdy Chapter Westerville, OH 12:00
March 28 - Panel Discussion Film: The Italian American Baseball Family Strosacker Auditorium 7:30 (CWRU)
April 9 - Mentor Library 6:30 p.m.
April 23 - Norton Branch Library, Norton, OH 6:00
May 3 - Barberton Library 6:00
(New Blog Post January 9) Off-Season Moves