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Chicago Salmon Celebrate Their 20th Season

Welcome to the website of the Chicago Salmon - Vintage Base Ball Club.


We play a vintage style of base ball dating back to 1858 and are affiliated with the Vintage Base Ball Association. We have a roster consisting of players from around the Chicagoland area and have matches against other area teams and “barnstorm” on the road to Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. If you are interested in playing for the Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club - contact us.

2015 Season

The 2015 Chicago Salmon Season will find us playing as many as thirty one events. Nine “home games” will be played, eight in Lincoln Park east of the Chicago History Museum, and one at the Des Plaines Historic Methodist Campground. Think about joining our 2015 barnstorming journey either as a player or a "crank."
Gary The Professor Schiappacasse, Player/Coach

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Our next event of the 2015 season is Sunday, July 5. It will start at

We will be playing on the front lawn of Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St/Lake Cook Road in Barrington.
The Chicago Salmon, will play base ball for the Barrington Sesquicentennial in Barrington, IL, Sunday, July 5th, beginning at 12:00 PM.

The three round robin games will be fifty-five minutes or seven innings whichever comes first. (3 games will depend on what vintage or community teams are available.)

Chicago Salmon’s Barrington Program, Barrington, IL, July 5, 2015

* The games will be 55 minutes or seven innings whichever comes first. The Chicago Salmon will play in a round robin Sunday, July 5, at Barrington High School, Barrington .

The Chicago Salmon’s opponents will be the Creston Regulators, and Barrington Volunteers.

10:45 a.m. Set up the Playing Field. The game will be played at Barrington Highs School, in Barrington.
11:00 a.m. Players warm-ups: Chicago Salmon, Crteston Regulators, and Barrington Volunteers.
11:30 a.m.
· Explanation of Culture of 1858 Era (visit with the crowd and explain the culture and rules of the era): Ellie “Boss Lady” Carlson.
· Welcome and Explanation of Base Ball Rules
· National Anthem
· Player introductions – Captains of Each Team: Chicago Salmon, Creston Regulators
· First pitch by Local Celebrity:

Play Ball*
1st Match 12:00 p.m. Creston Regulators vs. Chicago Salmon
Between inning activity: Children bat and run the Bases (depending on the number of children, there may only be time to run the bases, rather than hit and run bases)
2nd Match 1:00 PM Barrington Volunteers vs. Chicago Salmon
Between inning activity: 5 th Inning: Vintage Baseball Song, Led by Chicago Salmon’s Rob Pipes Panknin
3rd Match 2:00 PM Barrington Volunteers vs. Creston Regulators
Between inning activity: 4th Inning God Bless America – Local Student
2:55 PM End of Match
· Thanks to Barrington Sesquicentennial organizers, Barrington fans
· Team Captains’ Thank You’s: Chicago Salmon, Creston Regulators, and Barrington Volunteers.
3:05 p.m. or so Take Down the Field (3 photos)
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Aesha WilliamsSounds great! Parking at Barrington HS, then?4 days ago   ·  1

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