Scandinavian Baseball (Pesapallo, Brännboll) are Baseball games that are closer to Rounders than the Modern American Sport, and although Pesapallo (Finland’s National Sport) has been modernised a great deal, the other Scandinavian versions of the sport (e.g. Brännboll) are very much still traditional sports like Rounders and would undoubtedly have the same roots.

Swedish Brännboll

Brännboll is a traditional Swedish game similar to Baseball and Rounders. The Brännboll Cup, sometimes known as Brännboll World Cup is held every year at the Brännbollsryan Music Festival at Umea, the largest Music Fesitival in Northern Sweden.

The Church in Umea, Sweden in spring with a clear blue sky. Image ID: 126572251 Copyright: emmoth [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 March 2022]

Brännboll World Cup

Final 2019: Salming 74 Burnouts 72