Pesäpallo at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Pesäpallo, the Finnish variant of baseball, was played as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

The ceremonial first feed, or pitch, was thrown at 18:00 on 31 July by Lauri Pihkala, who had created the sport. The teams playing were the Finnish Baseball Federation and the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation. In a match with a shortened schedule, the Finnish Baseball Federation won 8–4.

Finnish Baseball League (Pesäpalloliitto) roster[change | change source]

Worker's Athletic Federation (Työväen Urheiluliitto) roster[change | change source]