My name is Mike Ekstrom and I’m a professional baseball player. What started on a bus in Eugene, Oregon in 2004 has turned into more than a decade of traveling around the US and globe playing baseball.

I’m currently spending the 2014 season with the Pirati dei Rimini and touring Europe in the Italian Baseball League.

I’ve decided to work on this site, Baseball Round the World as a project for the current season. I’ve compiled some articles about baseball trips from my past and look forward to writing more about my season and where I’ll be in the future.

I also post interviews and information about leagues around the world. In my career, I’ve been fortunate to have teammates and meet friends who’ve played in many unique locations . Through this site, I look forward to sharing some of their stories and experiences.