Author Visit with Scott Longert

 Monday, June 24, 2019 
1:30pm-3:00pm  
Orchestra Hall

Author and Cleveland Indians historian, Scott Longert, will take an in-depth look at the ups and downs of the Cleveland Indians from 1937-1941, based on his newest book, and answer questions from the audience. A book signing will follow, and books will be for sale at the event.

His newest book, Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Pre War Years 1937-1941, features player profiles including Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau and Ken Keltner. It also describes the 1940 pennant race, the “Cry Baby Incident,” and several problem ballplayers on the team, as well as the impact of the approaching war on Major League Baseball.

Longert is also the author of No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression, Addie Joss: King of the Pitchers, and The Best They Could Be: The Cleveland Indians 1916-1920. He has written articles for the National Pastime, the Baseball Research Journal, Timeline, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. He is also a voting member for the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.

Longert has appeared on WKYC –TV with Jim Donovan, More Sports & Les Levine Time-Warner Cable, WCPN Radio, and radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. He gives numerous presentations at libraries and book clubs in Cuyahoga County and throughout northeast Ohio.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and his master’s degree in American History (Post-Civil War) from Cleveland State University. He is retired from the National Park Service. He teaches part-time at Cuyahoga Community College East and West and Central Ohio Technical College near Columbus. Scott lives in Beachwood, OH with his wife Vicki.

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