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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

Chicago Salmon News and Updates From Facebook

Come out to Citizens Park in Barrington, Sunday, April 26. Watch the pregame warmups starting at noon, followed by the first of three games starting at 1:00 PM with the Chicago Salmon playing the Somonauk Blue Stockings. The following two games will include local Barrington ballplayers taking a turn at playing a game with both the Chicago Salmon and the Somonauk Blue Stockings. ... See MoreSee Less

The weekend of April 25th & 26th is going to be a thrilling day in Barrington. The 1865 Street Festival will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. On Sunday, come on out to Citizen...

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Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball ClubCitizens Park, is at 511 Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010. It is the site of the former Jewel Foods Headquarters.1 day ago

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This is the Saturday before Sunday, April 26, starting at 1:00 PM, when the Chicago Salmon play in a round robin with the Somonauk Blue Stockings, and local Barrington ball players to help Barrington celebrate their sesquicentennial! We will let you know where the base ball will be played when we know. Possible sites include downtown Barrington, Jewel Park, and Barrington High School. ... See MoreSee Less

Barrington will get a very special delivery on Saturday, April 25, 2015, when the Wells Fargo Stagecoach rolls into town. It will arrive at Cook Street Plaza for the 1865 Street Festival commemorating...

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We will hold the Chicago Salmon's SECOND practice of 2015, Sunday, April 19.

New players are welcome.

Welcome to Steve Gerber and John Patrick Fitzpatrick who joined the Chicago Salmon at last Sunday's first practice.

The plan is to practice at Vernon Hills Deer Path Park, in Vernon Hills, at 2:00 PM.

To get to the park take US Route 45 west to Deerpath Drive north to Cherokee Road. Go East on Cherokee Road into the park.

Or take IL Route 60 west to Deerpath Drive and head south to Cherokee.

We will practice on the outfield portion of the baseball field next to the tennis courts.

If you use your smart phone or Garmin you can use 301 Onwentsia Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 as an address to get you into the park.

Our first match is Sunday, April 26, vs the Somonauk Blue Stockings in Barrington at 1:00 PM as part of Barrington's Sesquicentennial Celebration in a round robin similar to last Fall's Beloit event. We will also be playing a match with local baseball players: youth and or adults. I am still waiting to hear from Barrington on where the event will take place.

Our second date will find us on Saturday, May 2, at 1:00 PM matched up against with the Milwaukee Cream Citys and Milwaukee Juneaus in Greenfield Park, Area B, West Allis, WI as part of a fundraiser for a fundraiser to Save the Soldiers Home, and to help celebrate Ellie Boss Lady Carlson's birthday.

Please let me know if you can be there Sunday, April 19.

I have attached an updated Chicago Salmon 2015 Schedule. It is still a work in progress. Mackinac Island has been cancelled. We are still going to Ludington that weekend. I have added a game at Navin Field in Detroit on Sunday May 24th. I am also working on a game with the new Porter County, Indiana team.

Also we are looking for players to help out once again at Hinsdale Middle School in June.

Bring $15 cash if you would like to purchase a Chicago Salmon tee shirt. I have not put in the second order for the sizes I do not have yet, like XXL and XXXL.
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We will hold the Chicago Salmon's first practice of 2015, TODAY, Sunday, April 12.

The plan is to practice at Vernon Hills Deer Path Park, in Vernon Hills, at 2:00 PM.

New players are always welcome.

To get to the park take US Route 45 west to Deerpath Drive north to Cherokee Road. Go East on Cherokee Road into the park.

Or take IL Route 60 west to Deerpath Drive and head south to Cherokee.

We will practice on the outfield portion of the baseball field next to the tennis courts.

If you use your smart phone or Garmin you can use 301 Onwentsia Rd, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 as an address to get you into the park.

Our first match is Su nday, April 26 , vs the Somonauk Blue Stockings in Barrington at 1:00 PM as part of Barrington's Sesquicentennial Celebration in a round robin similar to last Fall's Beloit event. We will also be playing a match with local baseball players: youth and or adults. I will know more after a meeting this Wednesday.

Our second date will find us on Saturday, May 2, at 1:00 PM matched up against with the Milwaukee Cream Citys and Milwaukee Juneaus in Greenfield Park, Area B, West Allis, WI as part of a fundraiser for a fundraiser to Save the Soldiers Home, and to help celebrate Ellie Boss Lady Carlson's birthday.

I have attached an updated Chicago Salmon 2015 Schedule. It is still a work in progress. Mackinac Island has been cancelled. We are still going to Ludington that weekend. I have added a game at Navin Field in Detroit on Sunday May 24th. I am also working on a game with the new Porter County, Indiana team.

Also we are looking for players to help out once again at Hinsdale Middle School in June.

Bring $15 cash if you would like to purchase a Chicago Salmon tee shirt. I have not put in the second order for the sizes I do not have yet, like XXL and XXXL.
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The Chicago Salmon will be part of this year's Barrington Sesquicentennial on Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 PM for an afternoon of vintage base ball. Come out and join us for mitt free base ball or simply dress in period clothing (1850's) and be part of the crowd. ... See MoreSee Less

TBT – This is a photo of BHS Class of 1911. ~ Courtesy: Tales of Old Barrington by Cynthia Baker Sharp for the Barrington Area Bicentennial Commission, Barrington, Illinois, 1976. What will you wea...

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