Author Event - No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression Book by Scott H. Longert
The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920. Seeing opportunity in the upheaval, Cleveland real estate mogul Alva Bradley purchased the ball club in 1927. Then came the stock market crash of 1929. Municipal Stadium was built despite the collapse of the industrial economy in Rust Belt cities, but the crowds did not follow. Scott H. Longert gives us a lively history of the ups and downs of a legendary team and its iconic players as they persevered through internal unrest and the turmoil of the Great Depression, pursuing a pennant that didn’t come until 1948. Longert has written articles for the National Pastime, the Baseball Research Journal, Timeline and the Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. He is a voting member for the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.