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.
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
The Chicago Salmon travel to Rochester, Minnesota this weekend to take part in the Rochester Rooster's Vintage Base Ball Festival, on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday August 2nd.
Here is the schedule for the Aug 1-2 weekend events.
Aug 1 Rooster's Vintage Base Ball Festival - Day 1 Schmitt Field with the Chicago Salmon, Roosters, Quicksteps BBC, Baltics, Rovers, Apple Jacks, Hens, and Lady Q . 10:00am Roosters vs Salmon - timed 55 minutes 11:00am Hens vs Lady Q 12:00pm Quicksteps vs Salmon/Blue Stockings 1:00pm Baltics vs Rovers 2:00pm Quicksteps vs Apple Jacks 3:00pm Baltics vs Salmon 4:00pm Rovers vs Roosters 5:00pm Apple Jacks vs Salmon
Aug 2 Rooster's Vintage Base Ball Festival - Day 2 Schmitt Field Chicago Salmon, Roosters, Baltics, Rovers, Excelsiors 10:00am Rovers vs Salmon - timed 55 minutes 11:30am Roosters vs Rovers 1:00pm Salmon/Blue Stockings vs Excelsiors 2:30pm Salmon Song Send Off 2:45pm Excelsiors vs Roosters
Celebrating playing Base Ball since 1997. The Roosters and Hens presented by the History Center of Olmsted County play base ball (yes, in 1860 it was two words) in period uniforms, using replica bats...
On Saturday July 25th, the Chicago Salmon will participate once more in the 9th Annual Northern Illinois Vintage Base Ball Fest, at Cantigny Park.
Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road Wheaton, IL 60189 630.668.5161 www.cantigny.org
We'll start with an opening ceremony at 10:45 am and get under way at 11 am.
All times after that are approximate.
We will play using the rules from 1858.
Five vintage base ball clubs are participating this year. The event will run from 10:45 to 4:00 PM. We will play two matches. We play all of our matches on the parade ground south of the parking lot.
There will be a time for song and an activity for the children.
The Chicago Salmon are scheduled to play the Lemont Quarrymen on Diamond Two at 11:00 AM, and the Springfield Long Nine on Diamond One from 12:45 to 2:15 PM.
The third round offers a Volunteer Match for anyone of the remaining clubs or ballists who would like to have a pick up match. (this was popular last year)
Matches will go 7 complete innings with no time limits (no clock tower bell this year) The only caveat is that TIED matches will end in a draw.
We are going to hold a quick Skills competition between each round of matches for the Kranks and Clubs to enjoy.
Feel free to visit the Cantigny museums, the McCormick Mansion Museum and the Cantigny First Division Museum during the day they will be open until 5:00 PM. There are also the beautiful Gardens of Cantigny. Designed as a display garden, Cantigny Gardens showcases trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that thrive in Midwest growing conditions. The park closes at 6:00 PM. ... See MoreSee Less