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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

Chicago Salmon News and Updates From Facebook

Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball
If you look very carefully at where the ball lands you will see The Professor of the Chicago Salmon making a furtive effort to field Delaney Walker's explosive hit :)
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Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker taking some BP at our conference.

Did you know that the Mackinac base ball matches scheduled for the summer of 2015 were all cancelled by the Grand Hotel.

Did you know that the Grand Hotel turned down an offer by some of the clubs to take over the running of what had become a summer favorite for the vintage ball community?

Did you know that every team scheduled to play there this summer was NOT told that it was cancelled?

Some players and team "owners" had made reservations at the Grand Hotel long before it was cancelled.
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Mark Uittenbogaard likes this

Christopher BrandtBoooo, I always wanted to see a game there. It's a very unique hotel. I wonder why they are being lame.9 hours ago   ·  1
Corky GaskellNot every team was told. I didn't know. Thanks for the heads up.12 hours ago   ·  1

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Pipes sings the Chicago Salmon Team song at the VBBA Convention base ball match at Carnton Plantation with the help of Tennessee Titans Delanie Walker.

All player photo after the base ball match.

Umpiring workshop with The Professor on the far right side of the picture. (3 photos)
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Imagine playing vintage base ball at the Carnton Plantation on Saturday, March 28th, with ball players from the VBBA.
www.carnton.org/visit.htm (3 photos)
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