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A conversation with Scott Longert

2020-08-05 10:00:00 2020-08-05 11:00:00 America/New_York A conversation with Scott Longert Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with author Scott Longert. Virtual

Wednesday, August 05
10:00am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2020-08-05 10:00:00 2020-08-05 11:00:00 America/New_York A conversation with Scott Longert Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with author Scott Longert. Virtual

Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with author Scott Longert.

This event will be broadcast live at facebook.com/cuyahogalib/live. A Facebook account is not required to view the program. 

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About the author: 

Scott Longert will talk about his new biography for young readers, Cy Young: An American Baseball Hero.

Cy Young was one of the hardest-throwing pitchers of all time. He recorded three no-hitters – including a perfect game – and accumulated more than 2,800 strikeouts on his way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

In addition to being the winningest pitcher in baseball history, Young was a kind, self-effacing and generous man. Born into a farm family in rural Ohio, he never lost touch with the small-town values he grew up with.

The author uses Young’s life story to introduce middle-grade readers to the game, explaining balls, strikes and outs in an easy-to-understand way. Longert narrates each season and each milestone game with an enthusiastic play-by-play that is sure to draw readers into the excitement on the field and in the crowd, fostering a better understanding of and a passion for baseball.

Longert is a baseball historian whose books for adults include Addie Joss: King of the Pitchers; The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians Became the Kings of Baseball, 1916–1920; and No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression.

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