Local Sotkamo baseball team Jymy has won 17 gold medals in national championships. The success of Sotkamo baseball team is really impressive: Jymy was left without national championships medals last time in 1999.
The Finnish baseball, pesäpallo, is the national sport of Finland and has long traditions. It is based on baseball but there are several differences between these sports. Here is a small introduction to the Finnish baseball: “Inside Pesäpallo, Finland’s answer to Baseball” -video at YouTube.
So, if you want to see and taste a bit of local culture, come to the baseball match and enjoy of it!
In Sotkamo centre, close to Hiukka beach, the home stadium of the Sotkamo team is located. The decorations of the stadium repeat the purple-orange colours of Sotkamo baseball team.