Seppo Uusi-Oukari’s pesäpallo glove
Pesäpallo is a bat-and-ball game that was developed in Finland in the 1920’s by combining elements of American baseball and old Finnish folk games. This red left-hand glove belonged to Seppo Uusi-Oukari, who played in the Finnish championship league with Kankaanpään Maila from 1966 to 1983. He was the leading batter of the league for six seasons in a row 1971–76 and won the Player of the Year award in 1976.
This glove model was introduced by the manufacturer Karhu in 1970. The leather glove is made for a large-handed player. Uusi-Oukari’s nickname Batu appears on the bottom edge of the glove.