He’s written books about:
- Addie Joss—a contemporary of Cy Young who was such a dominant pitcher that they changed the Hall of Fame’s rules to induct him.
- the 1920s Indians who won the team’s first World Series.
- and the Depression-era Indians in No Money, No Beer, No Pennants.
Now, he’ll discuss the Cleveland Indians from 1937 through the beginning of World War II during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at our main Branch.
His newest book — Bad Boys, Bad Times — revisits the talented but ultimately underperforming teams of the pre-World War II era. But just because they didn’t win a championship doesn’t mean that they lacked for stories.
Longert has spent years researching the history of the Cleveland Indians, and he’ll share some of his favorite Tribe stories during this program. Everyone is welcome to attend. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.
Afterward, copies of Bad Boys, Bad Times will be available for sale.