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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.

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Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club added 5 new photos.

This Saturday, October 1st, the Chicago Salmon will play morning ball games. It is the Chicago Salmon vs the Milwaukee Grays at 9:15 AM, and the Chicago Salmon vs the Cream Citys/All American Girls at:10:45 AM.

At 1:15 PM he Milwaukee Grays will play the Cream Citys/All American Girls team.

This will be our last game of the season.

We will travel to Doctors Park just north of Milwaukee at 1870 E Fox Lane Fox Point, WI. See the attached map.
- Once you get in the parking lot it should be pretty easy to find- they're in Field Area 3 on the map.

- If you have some time before or after the game, the park is right on the bluffs of Lake Michigan, with hiking trails that go down to the beach. Just north of us is also the Schlitz Audobon Center, which has some great hiking/walking trails and also beach access along the lake.

Plans are in the works for a trip to Phoenix, Arizona over the winter to play Mike Ace Adrian's (formerly of the Somonauk Blue Stockings) new team the Champion Base Ball Club of Prescott, and hold an invitational festival at the Historic Methodist Campground April 15th. Several Long Nine players already plan on going.
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This Saturday, October 1st, the Chicago Salmon will play morning ball games. It is the Chicago Salmon vs the Milwaukee Grays at 9:15 AM, and the Chicago Salmon vs the Cream Citys/All American Girls at:10:45 AM.

At 1:15 PM he Milwaukee Grays will play the Cream Citys/All American Girls team.

This will be our last game of the season.

We will travel to Doctors Park just north of Milwaukee at 1870 E Fox Lane Fox Point, WI.  See the attached map.
- Once you get in the parking lot it should be pretty easy to find- theyre in Field Area 3 on the map.

- If you have some time before or after the game, the park is right on the bluffs of Lake Michigan, with hiking trails that go down to the beach.  Just north of us is also the Schlitz Audobon Center, which has some great hiking/walking trails and also beach access along the lake.

Plans are in the works for a trip to Phoenix, Arizona over the winter to play Mike Ace Adrians (formerly of the Somonauk Blue Stockings) new team the Champion Base Ball Club of Prescott, and hold an invitational festival at the Historic Methodist Campground April 15th. Several Long Nine players already plan on going.

Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club added 2 new photos.

The Chicago Salmon enjoyed a great day of base ball at the home field of one of our favorite vintage base ball teams the Somonauk Blue Stockings. The base ball game was a good one with two teams that played by the rules of 1858 and for the love of the game. The final score was 11 to 3 in favor of the Chicago Salmon.
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The Chicago Salmon enjoyed a great day of base ball at the home field of one of our favorite vintage base ball teams the Somonauk Blue Stockings. The base ball game was a good one with two teams that played by the rules of 1858 and for the love of the game. The final score was 11 to 3 in favor of the Chicago Salmon.

Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club added 2 new photos.

The Chicago Salmon had a great time at the new home of the House of David, Eden Springs Park. Unfortunately the Chicago Salmon lost their match to the House of David as a result of a nine run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning. The final score was 17 - 6 House of David. The following House of Bob game had Team 1 winning 5 to 3.
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The Chicago Salmon had a great time at the new home of the House of David, Eden Springs Park. Unfortunately the Chicago Salmon lost their match to the House of David as a result of a nine run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning. The final score was 17 - 6 House of David. The following House of Bob game had Team 1 winning 5 to 3.

Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club added 2 new photos.

Our next stop of the 2016 season will be at the home field of the Somonauk Blue Stockings this coming Sunday, September 26.

Somonauk is southwest of Aurora off of US 34. It is about a two hour drive from my house in Vernon Hills. If you get your directions from Mapquest.com or RandMcnally.com you can use the address to the village hall: 131 S. Depot St., Somonauk, IL 60552.

Once you get to Depot Street off of US 34 you should be about 4 short blocks from the Somonauk Community Park. The park is past the first stop sign but not past the second one as you head south on Depot Street. It is on the right side of the street just before Depot Street, Gage Street and Hoxie Street come together. If you get to the second stop sign you will have missed the park entrance. You will pass the Village Hall and Bank on the way.
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Our next stop of the 2016 season will be at the home field of the Somonauk Blue Stockings this coming Sunday, September 26.

Somonauk is southwest of Aurora off of US 34. It is about a two hour drive from my house in Vernon Hills. If you get your directions from Mapquest.com or RandMcnally.com you can use the address to the village hall: 131 S. Depot St., Somonauk, IL 60552.
 
Once you get to Depot Street off of US 34 you should be about 4 short blocks from the Somonauk Community Park. The park is past the first stop sign but not past the second one as you head south on Depot Street. It is on the right side of the street just before Depot Street, Gage Street and Hoxie Street come together. If you get to the second stop sign you will have missed the park entrance. You will pass the Village Hall and Bank on the way.

Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club added 6 new photos.

Nappanee Apple Fest Parade, Saturday, September 17th with the Chicago Salmon and Elkhart Railroaders.
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Nappanee Apple Fest Parade, Saturday, September 17th with the Chicago Salmon and Elkhart Railroaders.