|Date||31 July 1952 — 18:00|
|Location||Helsingin Olympiastadion, Helsinki|
|Participants||24 from 1 countries|
Pesäpallo, or Finnish baseball, is a baseball variant played mostly in Finland. A single game was played as a demonstration in 1952, held in the main Olympic Stadium at 6 PM on 31 July before 19,309 spectators. It was played by two Finnish team representing the Finnish Baseball League and the Workers’ Athletic Federation, with the Finnish Baseball league team winning, 8-4. The game was shortened to one hour because of time constraints and, unusually, a white ball was used, because they played on a green grass surface. Finnish baseball is normally played on a sandy field.
|Eino Kaakkolahti • Leo Hannula • Viljo Niemi • Olli Hanski • Antti Elomaa • Pertti Ahonen • Eero Vuorio • Toivo Ilola • Taisto Lehto • Vilho Kokkonen • Pertti Jaakkola • Eero Vilevaara|
|Aimo Paavola • Osmo Juntto • Onni Sallinen • Jorma Harlin • Reino Hakkarainen • Veikko Auersalmi • Pauli Kilpiä • Paavo Reiju • Lasse Heikkilä • Pauli Lahtinen • Paul Vainio • Oiva Huuskonen|