What is Pesapallo ? What country is Pesapallo unique to ?
Pesapallo is a Finnish sport similar to baseball played between two teams of nine players.
The basic idea of pesapallo is similar to that of baseball. So while the defense tries to throw out batters and runners, the offense successfully hits the ball. And so they try to score by running the bases. In addition, one of the most important differences between Pesapallo and baseball is that the ball is thrown vertically. This makes it much easier to hit the ball and control the power and direction of the hit. This gives the offensive game more variety, speed and tactical aspects compared to baseball. The fielding team is forced to respond to the batsman’s choices with defensive plans and anticipation. Pesapallo becomes a mental exercise.
The pesapallo game is played in two periods of four innings each. A period is won by the team that scores more runs in the offensive half innings. If the periods are tied, there is an extra inning. If necessary, there is one inning in which each team tries to bring home a player from third base.