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
Check out a picture of Detroit's Navin Field from a Google Earth Photo. Check it out in person this Sunday, May 24th, at 2:00 PM EST when the Chicago Salmon play the Corktown Shamrocks :) ... See MoreSee Less
Travel to Detroit's Navin Field, recently Tiger Stadium, until it closed in 1999, this coming Sunday, May 24th, and enjoy a match of 1858 base ball between the Chicago Salmon and the Corktown Shamrocks at 2:00 PM EST. (6 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
We have two vintage teams coming to Lincoln Park today, Sunday, May 17, in addition to the Chicago Salmon, the House of David Echoes from Benton Harbor, Michigan and the Centennials from Munster Indiana.
Be ready for some rain around 3:30 PM in Chicago. The WGN weather radar shows rain coming through Chicago about 3:30 PM. Then it clears out until aboutI7:30 PM. It looks like it will be a hot and humid day.
Check us out on Facebook and at our website; chicagosalmon.org. You will find our schedule there.
Next Sunday, at 1:00 PM, we will be playing at the former site of Tiger Stadium in Detroit, now called Navin Field, its first name, before later being called Briggs Stadium and Tiger Stadium. We will play a local Detroit team called the Corktown Shamrocks. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Stop by Lincoln Park, along North Avenue, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM, and watch the Chicago Salmon play 1858 style base ball the way they used to play the game in Chicago :) Saturday's visitors will be the Elkhart County Railroaders. Sunday the House of David Echoes and the Munster Centennials will stop by for three games of base ball. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less