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The Statue of Tahko Pihkala and other statues

Lauri ‘Tahko’ Pihkala was a Finnish athlete, a sports hero and the inventor of Finnish baseball. He was born in 1888 in Pihtipudas. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1912. In 1948, he became a professor, and in 1969, he received an honorary doctorate in sports sciences.  He died in 1981.

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44800 Pihtipudas


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