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Pesäpallo, Men

Date31 July 1952 — 18:00
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationHelsingin Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Participants24 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.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRuns
1Suomen PesäpalloliittoFIN8
Eino KaakkolahtiLeo HannulaViljo NiemiOlli HanskiAntti ElomaaPertti AhonenEero VuorioToivo IlolaTaisto LehtoVilho KokkonenPertti JaakkolaEero Vilevaara
2Työväen UrheiluliittoFIN4
Aimo PaavolaOsmo JunttoOnni SallinenJorma HarlinReino HakkarainenVeikko AuersalmiPauli KilpiäPaavo ReijuLasse HeikkiläPauli LahtinenPaul VainioOiva Huuskonen