Author, historian and Cleveland Indians fan Scott Longert talked about his newest book, No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians & Baseball in the Great Depression, during a recent visit to our library.
Longert’s newest book will delight Indians fans and Cleveland history buffs. It spotlights:
- the lawsuit that stopped the construction of the then-new Cleveland Municipal Stadium for more than a year
- Bruce Campbell, an Indian who survived two bouts of spinal meningitis and returned to professional baseball after each recovery.
- how the Indians nearly lost a 17-year-old Bob Feller after signing him, and much more.
Longert has his MA in American history and worked as a ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site. He knows baseball as well as he knows history.
He’s also written The Best They Could Be about the World Series-winning 1920 Cleveland Indians and Addie Joss: King of the Pitchers.
Longert previously visited the library to talk about The Best They Could Be.