21 Feb 2024
baseball
Expat Traditions Sports and Fitness

Finnish Baseball in Stockholm

Did you know the Finns have their own version of baseball? It’s called pesäpallo, and it’s Finland’s national sport. It all was started in 1910 by legendary Lauri “Tahko” Pihkala, who had been to the US and learned baseball. Pihkala was fascinated by the sport, but he had some things he wanted to develop about […]

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Sports and Fitness Swedish Culture

Reindeer-racing baseball hero

Baseball isn’t big in Sweden. There are people like me who accept this fate, and there are people like Trevor Rooper who head to the arctic and race reindeer in the name of the game. Rooper rode in the annual reindeer races last week way up north in Jokkmokk. He’s an American living in Sweden, and the head coach of the Stockholm Monarchs baseball team. […]

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Daddy State: Field of Dreams

This week, YLC columnist Joel Sherwood went to check out a baseball game – in Stockholm. He brought his camera – and the kids…

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