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Baseball returned as a demonstration sport for the third time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinkimarker, Finlandmarker. The game played was actually a variant of the sport called Finnish baseball or "pesäpallo".

The ceremonial first feed, or pitch, was thrown at 6 p.m. on 31 July by Lauri Pihkala, who had created the sport. The teams playing were the Finnish Baseball Federation and the Worker's Athletic Federation. In a match with a shortened schedule, the Finnish Baseball Federation won 8-4.

Finnish Baseball League roster

Worker's Athletic Federation roster


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