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Peter Bjarkman is widely recognized as a leading authority on Cuban baseball, both pre- and post-revolution. He has covered the Cuban League and the Cuban national team for the popular website www.BaseballdeCuba.com since 2007 and has traveled widely with the Cuban national team to international tournaments for the past fifteen years. His volume entitled A HISTORY OF CUBAN BASEBALL, 1864-2006 (McFarland, 2007) is universally considered the seminal work on the history of the island nation's national pastime. Bjarkman has also written widely over the past 20 years on Latin American baseball, major league baseball, and NCAA and NBA basketball. He has appeared in numerous television and radio interviews and in more than a dozen documentary films on baseball and basketball history. Bjarkman was recently featured with Anthony Bourdain on "No Reservations Cuba" (Travel Channel, 2011) and has been profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (November 9, 2010). The author can also be found at www.Bjarkman.com as well as www.BaseballdeCuba.com and on his popular MLB Blog page (Bjarkman's Latino and Cuban Baseball History Page) which has been an MLB "Top 100 Blog Site" for the past four years (2008-2012).