Bijan C. Bayne is a Washington-based freelance writer, and author of "Sky Kings: Black Pioneers of Professional Basketball", which was named to the Suggested Reading List of the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. The book is also cited in "Booktalks Plus: Motivating Teens to Read" by Lucy Schall. In July 2002, Bayne, who speaks Spanish, won the Robert Peterson Research Award for his presentation "The Struggle of the Latin American Ballplayer", given at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. He currently writes for "Pro Basketball News".
Bayne's chapter on Black baseball in North Carolina appears in the book "Baseball in the Carolinas" (McFarland 2002). In addition to appearing in the upcoming documentary on the historic International League Baltimore Orioles, "The Forgotten Birds", Bayne has been interviewed on radio programs in Puerto Rico, Boston, Providence, Durham, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. A member of United States Basketball Writers Association,
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