Scott Longert was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. At age five he learned to read by deciphering the baseball box scores in the morning newspaper. Scott has been a devoted fan of the Cleveland Indians for most of his life.He has seen hundreds of games at Municipal Stadium and continues to frequent Progressive Field every summer.
Scott has an M.A. degree in American History from Cleveland State University. His graduate research paper was on the life and times of Tris Speaker. He has written articles for various publications on baseball history, including the old Sunday Magazine published by the Clevleand Plain Dealer. In 1999 Scott completed his first full length biography, "King of the Pitchers," the story of Addie Joss. He has just finished his second book, "The Best They Could Be," a chronicle of the Cleveland Indians first pennant and World Series victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Scott has a new book published in September 2016. It is titled "No Money, No Beer, No Pennants" and is the story of the Cleveland Indians during the years of the Great Depression. There are biographical sketches of Earl Averill, Mel Harder, Hal Trosky and a teenage Bob Feller. The building of Municipal Stadium is presented as well. The stadium was the site of the 1935 All-Star game that featured Mel Harder and local product Joe Vosmik. Radio play-by-play started in 1928 at League Park. Tom Manning was the first to broadcast followed by Jack Graney in 1932.
Scott clings to the hope that history will repeat itself and the Indians will once again be World Champions.