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
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This weekend, August 22nd and 23rd the Chicago Salmon host teams from Benton Harbor and Springfield.
Saturday, we will play two seven inning matches first with the Benton Harbor Livery Brewers, followed by a "game of Bob" match with the Livery Brewers and their sister team, the ladies of the Lil' FIllies, starting at 1:00 PM CST.
We hope to see at least two of the Salmon lady ballists: Crusher and Man Hands on Saturday to test their skills with the Lil' FIllies.
Sunday, we play the Springfield Long Nine starting at 1:00 PM also at Lincoln Park. We look forward to spending the day with our friends from Springfield.
Our field is on the east side of the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614. www.chicagohs.org
To access the field take North Avenue, IL 64, east of the Chicago History Museum.
• The museum parking lot is located at the corner of Stockton and La Salle. • Or you can park at the parking garage on North Avenue, about three blocks west of the museum. 800 W North Ave, Chicago, • Or 1560 N Sandburg Ter # 2, Chicago, • Or the apartment parking garage across the street from the ball field, CASH ONLY.
If you have time check out the Chicago History Museum featuring: Railroaders, photographer, Jack Delano’s photos of railroads and the their place in American life in 1942, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, and Vivian Maier's Chicago, the lifework of a nanny turned photographer.