2012 Pesäpallo 90 Years
24 April–26 August 2012
Pesäpallo 90 Years
Pesäpallo is Finland’s national game. It was invented by Lauri “Tahko” Pihkala, who combined features of traditional Nordic folk games and American baseball. The first official rules of the game were written in 1922.
The exhibition presented the basic rules and players’ roles as well as the history of the games from the beginnings to the present day. The oldest bats, balls and other equipment on display were from the 1920’s, the newest from 2012. Film clips from the 1930’s and today shed light on the development of the game over the years.