Michael Johnstone is embarking on an initiative not unlike what others before him have done. That is, trying to bring baseball to other parts of the planet. He’s got quite a daunting task, however, because Kosovo, as he notes, doesn’t even have a public baseball field. But he’s up to the task and has tested the waters, so he knows he’s got some interest.
In this episode, Michael talks about growing up the child of missionaries, getting his start in coaching soccer and baseball, being part of the Disneyland bicycle security team, moving frequently, coaching high school baseball in Downey, California, going to Vienna in 2010, the beginnings of the Kosovo Baseball Initiative in 2013 (200 kids at the first camp!), barriers in the area of equipment and facilities, strategic vision for Kosovo baseball, and establishing a baseball federation.
To see about trip opportunities and financial support https://www.gosendmeglobal.org/balkan-baseball-outreach.html
Photo credit: Michael Johnstone
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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