Peter C. Bjarkman

Writer in Lafayette, Indiana

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PETER C. BJARKMAN is a widely recognized authority on Cuban baseball history, pre-revolution and modern-era, an avid collector of Cuban game-worn uniforms, and a frequent visitor to the Communist island nation. He is a 2017 recipient of the prestigious Society for American Baseball Research HENRY CHADWICK AWARD, honoring great baseball researchers and historians.

Bjarkman's status as a "Cuban baseball insider" has been featured on Anthony Bourdain's Travel Channel episode of "No Reservations Cuba" (2011) and also with a 2010 front page profile story in the Wall Street Journal. He is (since June 2007) Senior Baseball Writer and columnist at, the leading Cuban League website, and columnist for

Bjarkman's most recent books are CUBA'S BASEBALL DEFECTORS: THE INSIDE STORY (2016) and FIDEL CASTRO AND BASEBALL: THE UNTOLD STORY (forthcoming in 2018). His official Authors Guild website is found at

  • Work
    • Author and Freelance Writer
  • Education
    • Ph.D., Linguistics (University of Florida)