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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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Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of FREE vintage base ball and the rest of the Barrington Sesquicentennial, Sunday,April 26, starting at Noon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball ClubSunday, April 26, starting at Noon :)1 day ago
Roxanne SwansonTypo: June 26 or April 26. Which is it?1 day ago   ·  1

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Chicago Salmon play 1858 base ball at Citizens Park at 1:00 PM, followed by two more matches of baseball including the Barrington Volunteers, with the 1865 Street Festival going on until 8:00 PM in downtown Barrington. Truly a great day of celebration for Barrington's Sesquicentennial! ... See MoreSee Less

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VBBA Rules and Customs Committee
1850s to 1860s Language Used for Color and Interest
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Corky GaskellEducation. For the love of the game.5 days ago

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A Dictionary of Documented Base Ball Terms Late 1850s - 1860s by the VBBA Rules & Customs Committee, March 2015
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The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Henry Chadwick, Beadles, BaseballChronology web site, Dean Thilgen, Eric Miklich, Peter Morris, David Block, Jim Tootle, Ed Elmore, Al Dieckmann, and others. (8 photos)
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