Pesäpallo is the national game of Finland. It's a combination of traditional ball-batting games team games and American baseball. Its succes as spectator sport is based on the unique combination of skills, smarts, athleticism and teamwork required in the modern game.
The rules of pesis
The rules of pesis are quite complicated, but the idea of the game is simpler. The national baseball is played between two teams: the batting team and the fielding team. A team consists of 9 players. One team tries score by hitting the ball and running through the bases, the other team tries to defend by cashing the ball and putting the runners out.