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Robert Bluestein is a double-degreed Historian with a focus on Medieval Europe and the U.S. Civil War. The combination of historical methodology and an encyclopedic knowledge of the game makes for a compelling approach to writing. A clubhouse boy for the Astros from 1980-1982, he was afforded the chance to learn the game from future Hall-of-Famers Tom Seaver, Don Sutton, Nolan Ryan and many others.
He has been an Artistic Photographer for Major League Baseball, producing unique works in infrared that have been published in multiple publications and offered for sale at various Art Galleries throughout the United States. He has also worked in other sports, including Horse Racing, NASCAR, NFL Football, and even Pro-Wrestling.
In addition, His development of the Baseball Academy for Inner City Youths has been widely recognized throughout the baseball community. As a baseball coach, his Select Teams have won Divisional Tournaments throughout Texas.
Bluestein continues to play in a Men's Hardball League, often playing up to 60 games a season, and often against former Major Leaguers.
Without a doubt, Bluestein's vast knowledge of the game combined with his passion for history makes him one of the most widely sought out authorities when it comes to baseball.
His hobbies include Oil Painting, Collecting Historic Baseball Memorabilia, Collecting Classical Roman and Greek artifacts, Coaching Select Baseball, Music and Writing.
Thanks for becoming a fan, Robert! I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying Bleacher Report. I think your grasp of baseball history and appreciation for the sport will be a huge benefit to the site and the many readers who come to B/R to immerse themselves in a unique sports experience. As you predicted, I really enjoyed your 'firsts' article! That was a terrific idea and I look forward to more of your work in the future.
Thanks again, Robert, and if you have any questions about B/R or suggestions about the site, please don't hesitate to reach out!