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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark Blaeuer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1954 in Alton, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Blaeuer grew up in Edwardsville. He attended Illinois College in Jacksonville. Between 1977 and 1979 he resided in Lewistown, and worked at Dickson Mounds State Museum.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mark Blaeuer has a M.A. from the University of Arkansas. He held positions in the fields of archeology and physical anthropology, and was employed for twenty years by the National Park Service. Currently residing near Hot Springs, Arkansas, Blaeuer researches baseball history and writing/translating poetry.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Didn't all the Indians come here? :
ISBN: 1590910702. OCLC Number:

Eastern National,. Fort Washington, Pa. :. ©2007.

Baseball in Hot Springs /
ISBN: 1467115053. OCLC Number:

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"Hot Springs, Arkansas, with its thermal water baths, attracted its first big-league outfit when the National League champion Chicago White Stockings traveled south for spring training in 1886. The baseball colony grew as dozens of other clubs followed. Individual players flocked here as well to hike, golf, and "boil out" in bathhouse steam cabinets prior to leaving for training camps elsewhere. Nearly half of Cooperstown's Hall of Famers made the pilgrimage to this baseball mecca. Major- and minor-league aggregations, legendary teams, players of the Negro Leagues, and baseball schools for budding players and umpires all come to bat in Images of Sports: Baseball in Hot Springs."--Back cover.

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