Bjarkman, Peter C(hristian)
BJARKMAN, Peter C(hristian)
BJARKMAN, Peter C(hristian). Also writes as Dr. Baseball. American, b. 1941. Genres: History, Sports/Fitness, Biography, Young adult fiction, Novellas/Short stories. Career: High school English teacher in Wethersfield, Conn., 1963-68; Colegio Panamericano, Bucaramanga, Colombia, instructor in English, 1968-69; Colegio Americano, Guayaquil, Ecuador, U.S. program director, 1971-72; English teacher at a private secondary school in Jacksonville, Fla., 1975-76; George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., assistant professor of English, 1976-79; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., assistant professor of English, 1979-86, director of English-as-a-second-language programs, 1979-85; baseball and basketball historian and writer, 1986-. Adjunct associate professor at Butler University, autumn, 1986; visiting assistant professor at Ball State University, spring and fall, 1986, University of Colorado, spring, 1987, and Indiana University-Indianapolis, spring, 1988. Frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows, as Doctor Baseball. Publications: (ed. with V. Raskin, and contrib) The Real-World Linguist: Linguistic Applications in the 1980s, 1986; (ed. with R.M. Hammond, and contrib) American Spanish Pronunciation: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives, 1989; Baseball's Great Dynasties-The Dodgers, 1989; The Toronto Blue Jays, 1989; (ed. and contrib) Encyclopedia of Baseball Team Histories, Volume I: The American League, Volume II: The National League, 1990; (ed. and contrib) Baseball and the Game of Life: Stories for the Thinking Fan, 1991; Roberto Clemente (juvenile), 1991; The History of the NBA, 1992; Baseball's Great Dynasties-The Reds, 1991; The Brooklyn Dodgers, 1992; The Baseball Scrapbook, 1991; Baseball and the Game of Ideas: Essays for the Serious Fan, 1993; Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Team Histories, Volume 1: American League, Volume II: National League, 1993; (ed. and contr.) The Inter-National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History, Volume 12, 1992; The Encyclopedia of Pro Basketball Team Histories, 1994; Duke Snider (juvenile), 1994; Baseball with a Latin Beat, 1994; Ernie Banks 1994; Warren Spahn (juvenile), 1994; Big Ten Basketball, 1994; Slam Dunk Superstars, 1994; Shaq: The Making of a Legend, 1994; Top 10 Baseball Base-Stealers (juvenile), 1995; Top 10 Basketball Slam-Dunkers, (juvenile), 1995; Hoopla: A Century of College Basketball, 1996; ACC-Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball, 1996; Sports Great Scottie Pipin (juvenile), 1996; Sports Great Dominique Wilkins (juvenile), 1996; The Biographical History of Basketball, 1997. Address: PO Box 2199, West Lafayette, IN 47906, U.S.A.