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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

This coming Sunday the Chicago Salmon will travel to Creston, Illinois for a match of baseball with the Creston Regulators. We played them last year at Beloit, Wisconsin.

Here are the directions to this coming Sunday's 1:00 PM game at Creston:

Come out on 88 or 38. Creston is 11 miles west of Dekalb on route 38. Creston is a town of 500 so easy to find. The park is at the south end of the village in back of the school grounds. Creston is west of DeKalb by about 11 miles, near the intersection of I-88 and I-39.

The Creston school address is Creston Community Consolidated School District #161, 202 West South Street, Creston, Illinois 60113.
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The Chicago Salmon will play the Douglas Dutchers this coming Saturday, June 20, at 1:00 PM in Chicago at Lincoln Park East of the Chicago History Museum.

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.

Children 12 and under get in for free.

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To access the field take North Avenue, IL 64, east of the Chicago History Museum. (2 photos)
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Did you know that Gary The Professor and Tim Neutral Schiappacasse are related to a former Detroit Tiger?
Our distant relative Louis Joseph "Lou" Schiappacasse, played for the Detroit Tigers on September 7 and 8 of 1902. In his two Major League Baseball games, he was hitless with a base on balls in six plate appearances for a .167 on-base percentage. He played right field for the Detroit Tigers; making an error on his only chance.[2] Schiappacasse is one of the rare players with career batting averages and fielding percentages of .000. He also holds the distinction of having the longest last name (13 letters) of any player for the Detroit Tigers in their 100+ year history.
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The Chicago Salmon have a full weekend of base ball coming up this weekend, June 13th and 14th. Sunday, we will be at Lincoln Park to play the Milwaukee Grays, beginning at 1:00 PM.

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.

Children 12 and under get in for free.

chicagohistory.org/ (2 photos)
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