Scott H. Longert is the author of Addie Joss: King of the Pitchers and The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians Became the Kings of Baseball, 1916–1920. He lives in Beachwood, Ohio, with his wife, Vicki, their handsome golden retriever, and two cool cats.
Listed in: Baseball History · Ohio and Regional
The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920. They had begun the decade as the best team in all of baseball, but over the following eight years, their owner died, the great Tris Speaker retired in the face of a looming scandal, and the franchise was in terrible shape.
“Though, as the title indicates, there aren’t too many happy events recorded in the book, it remains fascinating for the many stories and details Longert has pulled from his research.”