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Chicago Salmon Celebrate Their 25th 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 at Blue Island, Chicago, Des Plaines, and Oak Park. In addition we “barnstorm” on the road this year to Creston, Somonauk and downstate to Bloomington, and Decatur, Illinois; Douglas, and Benton Harbor, Michigan; Hobart, Valparaiso, and Nappanee, Indiana; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you are interested in playing for the Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club - contact us.

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On Sunday, September 27th, at 1:00 PM, the Chicago Salmon will play a nine inning match against our friends the Somonauk Blue Stockings.

Remember the Blue Stockings have moved their ball field to a different location in Community Park.

Once you get to Depot Street off of US 34 you should be about 4 short blocks from the Somonauk Community Park. The park is past the first stop sign but not past the second one as you head south on Depot Street. It is on the right side of the street just before Depot Street, Gage Street and Hoxie Street come together. If you get to the second stop sign you will have missed the park entrance. You will pass the Village Hall and Bank on the way.

Or use 500 S Depot St, Somonauk, IL 605521
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On Sunday, September 27th, at 1:00 PM, the Chicago Salmon will play a nine inning match against our friends the Somonauk Blue Stockings. 
 
Remember the Blue Stockings have moved their ball field to a different location in Community Park.    
                                                                                                                                                
Once you get to Depot Street off of US 34 you should be about 4 short blocks from the Somonauk Community Park. The park is past the first stop sign but not past the second one as you head south on Depot Street. It is on the right side of the street just before Depot Street, Gage Street and Hoxie Street come together. If you get to the second stop sign you will have missed the park entrance. You will pass the Village Hall and Bank on the way.

Or use 500 S Depot St, Somonauk, IL 605521Image attachment

Here is the first part of the Wikipedia post on Peter Morris.Check out the VBBA YouTube site for this presentation from Peter Morris.

Peter Morris (born 1962)[1]is an American baseball researcher and author. A lifelong love of baseball led him to membership in the Society for American Baseball Research, where he became an active member of the Biographical Committee, researching the lives of early major league baseball players.

Morris is a highly respected baseball researcher, and is often interviewed or cited by major media outlets such as National Public Radio.[2] [3]He has written or co-authored nine books (as of 2014), including the major two-volume work A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations that Shaped Baseball in 2006, the first book to ever win both the Society for American Baseball Research’s Seymour Medal and the Casey Award. In 2012, he served on the Baseball Hall of Fame’s pre-integration committee. (Wikipedia)
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Here is the first part of the Wikipedia post on Peter Morris.

Peter Morris is considered to be one of the foremost vintage base ball authors. ... See MoreSee Less

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