Scott Longert talks Cleveland Indians & Great Depression

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.

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