Remembering the first Cleveland Indians team to win a World Series

It’s been awhile since the Indians and the city of Cleveland celebrated a World Series win—since 1948, to be exact.

But this isn’t another sad song about Rocky Colavito or Jose Mesa. This is about remembering a time—the first time, specifically—when the Indians were the undisputed best in baseball.

Author Scott Longert came to the Mentor Library earlier this week to talk about The Best They Could Be, his book that tells the story of the World Series-winning 1920 Cleveland Indians.

Longert is a devoted fan of the Indians and baseball, in general. He learned to read from box scores and  even wrote a biography on Indians pitcher Addie Joss.

(If Longert looks familiar, you may recognize him as one of the park rangers at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.)

We interviewed Longert before his talk.

If you’re a Tribe fan and/or a local history buff, you’ll probably love The Best They Could Be. It’s available online and at book stores all around Cleveland.

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