Book about the 1920's World Series and Cleveland Indians
Welcome to the website of author Scott Longert.
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. Longert's 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 new 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.
The League Park re-opening was a fabulous day! The park looks great and ready for baseball. Scott was able to sell a record number of books.
Next event is Saturday September 13th at the Willoughby Hills Book Fair. Scott will be signing books and taking part in a panel discussion. Hours are 11-3.