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TO THE HISTORIC METHODIST CAMPGROUND Of DES PLAINES
Attend the Vintage Base Ball Association’s 2016 Conference, April 15, 16, 17, 2016
Serving the Vintage Base Ball Community for 20 years
Hosted By The Chicago Salmon, Celebrating 20 Years of “Playing for the Love of the Game”
1996-2016
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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.

Chicago Salmon News and Updates From Facebook

Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club added 5 new photos.

The Chicago Salmon had a wonderful time at the Hop Yard in Benton Harbor, Sunday, June 26th, in spite of the high heat and humidity. The Hop Yard is a beautiful old park setting for vintage base ball games.

First the Chicago Salmon took on the Livery Brewers losing 15 to 5. In between our two matches we enjoyed watching a lively game of base ball between the Lil Fillies Base Ball Club and the Merries Ladies Base Ball Club of Chelsea, MI that ended in a 4 to 4 tie. The final match of the day between the Chicago Salmon and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Michigan ended with a 16 to 9 victory for the Monitors.

Entertainment from lively pump organ music was echoed throughout the day. There was plenty of ice water to drink, bags of peanuts, and and strawberry twizzlers for the guests and players. After the games there was a great feast of food and drink for the players and their families.
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The Chicago Salmon had a wonderful time at the Hop Yard in Benton Harbor, Sunday, June 26th, in spite of the high heat and humidity. The Hop Yard is a beautiful old park setting for vintage base ball games.

First the Chicago Salmon took on the Livery Brewers losing 15 to 5. In between our two matches we enjoyed watching a lively game of base ball between the Lil Fillies Base Ball Club and the Merries Ladies Base Ball Club of Chelsea, MI that ended in a 4 to 4 tie. The final match of the day between the Chicago Salmon and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Michigan ended with a 16 to 9 victory for the Monitors.

Entertainment from lively pump organ music was echoed throughout the day. There was plenty of ice water to drink, bags of peanuts, and and strawberry twizzlers for the guests and players. After the games there was a great feast of food and drink for the players and their families.

Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club shared Lemont Quarrymen Vintage Base Ball Club's video.

Lemont Quarrymen Vintage Base Ball Club
Yes, Pipes did sing the Chicago Salmon song at the seventh inning this past Saturday, just before the Chicago Salmon finished slightly ahead of the Lemont Quarrymen by a score of 26 to 17.
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Chicago Salmon vs. Lemont Quarrymen. Huzzah

Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club added 6 new photos.

After a weekend off the Chicago Salmon go barnstorming as we head out first on Saturday, June 25th to play the Lemont Quarrymen, followed by a trip to Benton Harbor to play the Livery Brewers and Chelsea Monitors on Sunday, June 26th.

On Saturday, June 25th, the Chicago Salmon will be at Lemont's Mt. Assisi Field, 13860 Main Street, Lemont, IL. It's up the hill in the back of school. Please be at the field an hour ahead of time, before our 1:00 PM match.

On Sunday, June 26th, we will be playing the Livery Brewers and the Monitors Base Ball Club of Chelsea at The Hop Yard Hall Park Ball Park at 461 Highland Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Sunday, June 26 @ The Hop Yard (all times listed are Eastern Standard Time)
11.00 am: Game 1 - Brewers v Monitors
12.15 pm: Game 2 - Brewers v Salmon (11:15 AM Chicago time)
1.30 pm: Game 3 - Fillies v Merries
2.45 pm: Game 4 - Salmon v Monitors (1:45 PM Chicago time)

4.30 pm... Potluck w/ beer.
6.00 pm... Community Concert in City Center!

Remember the ball park is just a five minute carriage ride from the Hop Yard, The Art Space: 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor.
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After a weekend off the Chicago Salmon go barnstorming as we head out first on Saturday, June 25th to play the Lemont Quarrymen, followed by a trip to Benton Harbor to play the Livery Brewers and Chelsea Monitors on Sunday, June 26th.

On Saturday, June 25th, the Chicago Salmon will be at Lemonts Mt. Assisi Field, 13860 Main Street, Lemont, IL. Its up the hill in the back of school. Please be at the field an hour ahead of time, before our 1:00 PM match.

On Sunday, June 26th, we will be playing the Livery Brewers and the Monitors Base Ball Club of Chelsea at The Hop Yard Hall Park Ball Park at 461 Highland Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Sunday, June 26 @ The Hop Yard (all times listed are Eastern Standard Time)
11.00 am:  Game 1 - Brewers v Monitors
12.15 pm:  Game 2 - Brewers v Salmon (11:15 AM Chicago time)
1.30 pm:    Game 3 - Fillies v Merries
2.45 pm:    Game 4 - Salmon v Monitors (1:45 PM Chicago time)
 
4.30 pm... Potluck w/ beer.   
6.00 pm... Community Concert in City Center!

Remember the ball park is just a five minute carriage ride from the Hop Yard, The Art Space:  210 Water Street, Benton Harbor.

Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club added 3 new photos.

The Chicago Salmon will play two matches of base ball at beautiful Grinder Field this Sunday, June 12th.

Our first seven inning match will be versus the Wahoo Base Ball Club of Royal Oak, Michigan at 12:00 noon CST, Chicago time.
The second game will be between the Grinders and the Wahoo.
The Salmon and Grinder's match will follow at about 3:30 pm CST.

The Wahoo are playing the first two matches since they have traveled the furthest to get to Hobart.

Thanks to the Grinders, the Salmon have an opportunity to play Brian Big Dummy Kennedy's new team the Wahoo Base Ball Club of Royal, who are traveling from near Detroit, about a four hour trip.

We will stay away from timed matches unless it becomes very hot and we are concerned about safety.

Depending on where you live the trip can take anywhere from one to two hours. Hobart is just east of Merrillville, Indiana just east of U.S. 65, off of the north side of US 30.

For those that like to use MapQuest.com or RandMcnally.com here is the address to Grinder Field located at Deep River County Park in Hobart, IN: 9410 Old Lincoln Hwy Hobart, IN 46342
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The Chicago Salmon will play two matches of base ball at beautiful Grinder Field this Sunday, June 12th.

Our first seven inning match will be versus the Wahoo Base Ball Club of Royal Oak, Michigan at 12:00 noon CST, Chicago time.
The second game will be between the Grinders and the Wahoo.
The Salmon and Grinders match will follow at about 3:30 pm CST.

The Wahoo are playing the first two matches since they have traveled the furthest to get to Hobart.

Thanks to the Grinders, the Salmon have an opportunity to play Brian Big Dummy Kennedys new team the Wahoo Base Ball Club of Royal, who are traveling from near Detroit, about a four hour trip.

We will stay away from timed matches unless it becomes very hot and we are concerned about safety.

Depending on where you live the trip can take anywhere from one to two hours. Hobart is just east of Merrillville, Indiana just east of U.S. 65, off of the north side of US 30.
 
For those that like to use MapQuest.com or RandMcnally.com here is the address to Grinder Field located at Deep River County Park in Hobart, IN: 9410 Old Lincoln Hwy Hobart, IN 46342