PETER C. BJARKMAN AUTHOR

CUBAN BASEBALL HISTORIAN AND JOURNALIST


Bjarkman Spanish Interviews (Print)


Bjarkman Books

“Daring, honest, exceptional… Peter C. Bjarkman has written a must-read primer for anyone considering the truth behind Cuban baseball’s impact on Major League Baseball.” — Ray Otero
No world leader has had the impact on his nation's leading pastime to the same degree that the half-century rule of Fidel Castro would produce in the baseball fanatic island of Cuba.
“Nobody knows more about the intertwining of politics and baseball in Cuba than Peter Bjarkman ...” — Omar Minaya
"Bjarkman delivers the definitive work on Cuban baseball" — Library Journal
Pioneering bilingual editions (English and Spanish volumes) edited by Peter C. Bjarkman and Bill Nowlin and drawn from SABR Biography Project archives on legendary Cuban ballplayers. Features portraits of many of Cuba's most legendary pre- and post-revolution stars.
"Truly a triumph of research and good writing, this gem should be on the reference shelves of any library boasting a serious baseball collection." — Paul Kaplan, Library Journal
"Smoke is visual, visceral energy ... Rarely does a baseball book offer so much ..." — Sports Collectors Digest
"An unrivaled definitive history of the Latino invasion of the North American pastime." — amazon.com
"A celebration of the powerful grip that America's game has on its millions of fans, and an attempt to recreate baseball history as it lives in our memory and imagination."
Pete Bjarkman also edited the popular early-1990s collection of baseball short stories entitled Baseball & The Game of Life (which appeared in both English and Japanese editions)
An ultimate guide to the top figures (on the court and off) timed for the sports collegiate centennial and also covering the first half-century of the professional game.
The composite story of American collegiate basketball, written on the occasion of the sport's centennial and later reissued in an attractive paperback edition.
Five-decade illustrated history of major league baseball's most successful and popular post-expansion-era franchise
Colorful review of one of pro basketball's most-storied franchises, focusing equally on the Russell-Cousy-Auerbach unparalleled dynasties years during the strife-torn Sixties and the rebirth of glory under Larry Bird and Robert Parrish in the Eighties and Nineties.
Early Bjarkman coffee table pictorial team history volumes include books on the Toronto Blue Jays, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers (the latter pair published in the Brompton Book's "Baseball Great Dynasties Series).
A quintet (appropriately enough) of pro and college basketball volumes representing the author's free-lance work in the final decade of the 20th century, before the siren-call of baseball in Cuba.
A collection of additional baseball and basketball volumes edited by the author, plus major contributed chapters and a handful of volume "introductions" contributed over the years.
Bjarkman's several dozen SABR BioProject articles (on-line and forthcoming) are all linked here (Cuban and Japanese players). The author's Bios for Cuban big leaguers are also linked above on the separate Cuban Baseball Legends book page.
Nine early Bjarkman authored sports biographies for Young Adult Readers produced in the early and mid-1990s
The author's work has also appeared extensively in Spanish, including numerous journal articles. Several of his books have also been translated into other foreign-language editions (Japanese, French and Polish)

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BJARKMAN IN SPANISH (ADDITIONAL TRANSLATIONS)


Leyendas del Béisbol Cubano: El Universo Alternativo del Béisbol (Peter C. Bjarkman and Bill Nowlin Editors)


"Leyendas del Béisbol Cubano" (Spanish-language edition) of Peter C. Bjarkman and Bill Nowlin's SABR Diigital Library volume contains the same material as the English-language version. All Spanish translations are provided by Reynaldo Cruz of Holguin, Cuba. The Spanish edition can be ordered either from SABR on-line (www.SABR.org) for from Amazon.com (by clicking this image)

"Béisbol Mundial and "Primera Fila" Magazines


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Bjarkman Books in Translation


The following three Bjarkman books have been published in foreign language (translated) editions.

"Baseball & the Game of Life: Stories for the Thinking Fan" (English title appears on cover). Edited by Peter C. Bjarkman. Tokyo: Shinjuku Shobo Limited, 1994 (anonymous translator) Originally published in 1991 by Vintage Books (Random House) under the same title

"Mistrzowie Slam Dunk" by Peter C. Bjarkman. Krakow: Wydawnictwo Ryszard Kluszcznski Limited, 1995 (Monika Dawidowwicz, translator) Originally published in 1994 by Crescent Books (Random House Value Publishing) under the title "Slam Dunk Superstars"

"Histoire De La NBA" by Peter C. Bjarkman. London and Paris: PML Editions, 1994 (Béatrice Comte, translator) Originally published in 1992 by Crescent Books (Random House) under the same title.