B a s e b a l l H i s t o r i a n
Scott Longert: Baseball Author and Historian
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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!
The new book has been sent off to the publisher. No dates yet on publication. The manuscript is about 300 pages with many never before seen photos. Scott says this is his best work to date. Stay tuned for more! (November 13)
Scott would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday and New Year. Thanks to all who supported him at his book signings and talks throughout the year. Next year should see the release of Bad Boys, Bad Times,a study of the Cleveland Indians and Baseball prior to the start of World War II! (December 17) NEW!
The Ongoing Road Tour:
March 24 - SABR - Hank Gowdy Chapter Westerville, OH (time to be determined)
April 9 -Mentor Library 6:30 p.m.
April 23 - Norton Branch Library, Norton, OH 6:00
(New Blog Post January 9) Off-Season Moves