Welcome to the website of the Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club!

Started by Ellie "Boss Lady" Carlson in 1996, the Chicago Salmon play a vintage style of base ball dating back 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 play matches against other area teams at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL, as well as Lincoln Park, and other area fields. We also “barnstorm” on the road to places such as Central Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. If you are interested in playing for the Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club, please see our Join Us page, and fill out this form.


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5 days ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

This Saturday the Salmon are traveling to Milwaukee, WI to meet the Milwaukee Grays for a vintage base ball match. The match will begin at 12:00pm at Estabrook Park Beer Garden. All are welcome at this free event!

This photo of Pig was made by Brennan "Sketch" Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our match against the Milwaukee Grays on October 2, 2021 in Milwaukee, WI.

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This Saturday the Salmon are traveling to Milwaukee, WI to meet the Milwaukee Grays for a vintage base ball match. The match will begin at 12:00pm at Estabrook Park Beer Garden. All are welcome at this free event! 

This photo of Pig was made by Brennan Sketch Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our match against the Milwaukee Grays on October 2, 2021 in Milwaukee, WI. 

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #milwaukee #milwaukeegrays #estabrookbeergarden
1 week ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

This Saturday the Chicago Salmon are returning to Chicago!

The Salmon will host the Douglas Dutchers for a fine match of vintage base ball in Lincoln Park. The match begins at 1:00pm at the field on North Avenue, just east of the Chicago History Museum. All are encouraged to attend this momentous match!

This photo of Lawman was made by Brennan “Sketch” Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our match against the Douglas Dutchers on August 14, 2021 in Douglas, MI.

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
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This Saturday the Chicago Salmon are returning to Chicago! 

The Salmon will host the Douglas Dutchers for a fine match of vintage base ball in Lincoln Park. The match begins at 1:00pm at the field on North Avenue, just east of the Chicago History Museum. All are encouraged to attend this momentous match! 

This photo of Lawman was made by Brennan “Sketch” Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our match against the Douglas Dutchers on August 14, 2021 in Douglas, MI.

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
3 weeks ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

It’s Women in Baseball Week!

The Salmon have had many women players over the years, and there are currently three active on our roster: Man Hands, Hoover, and Flapjack. Most importantly, though, the Salmon wouldn’t exist without Boss Lady, our founder and owner extraordinaire!

Women in Baseball Week is an annual, worldwide event recognizing the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball.

The Salmon are proud to celebrate our women club members, women vintage ballists across the country, and all women in baseball. Hip, hip, hurrah!

For more information, visit: womeninbaseballweek.org.

#womeninbaseballweek #womeninbaseball #wibw2022 #vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #womensupportingwomen
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It’s Women in Baseball Week! 

The Salmon have had many women players over the years, and there are currently three active on our roster: Man Hands, Hoover, and Flapjack. Most importantly, though, the Salmon wouldn’t exist without Boss Lady, our founder and owner extraordinaire! 

Women in Baseball Week is an annual, worldwide event recognizing the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball. 

The Salmon are proud to celebrate our women club members, women vintage ballists across the country, and all women in baseball. Hip, hip, hurrah! 

For more information, visit: womeninbaseballweek.org. 

#womeninbaseballweek #womeninbaseball #wibw2022 #vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #womensupportingwomen
3 weeks ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

Join the Salmon next Saturday in historic Riverside, IL for a vintage base ball match against the Blue Island Brewmasters. The match begins at 1:00pm at Big Ball Park. Spectators are highly encouraged and admission is free for all!

This photo of Strings and Flapjack was made by Brennan “Sketch” Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our match against the Blue Island Brewmasters on July 17, 2021 in Blue Island, IL.

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #riversideil #riversideillinois #olmstedsociety #blueislandbrewmasters
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Join the Salmon next Saturday in historic Riverside, IL for a vintage base ball match against the Blue Island Brewmasters. The match begins at 1:00pm at Big Ball Park. Spectators are highly encouraged and admission is free for all! 

This photo of Strings and Flapjack was made by Brennan “Sketch” Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our match against the Blue Island Brewmasters on July 17, 2021 in Blue Island, IL. 

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #riversideil #riversideillinois #olmstedsociety #blueislandbrewmasters

Last weekend, the Salmon traveled south to compete in the 8th annual St. Louis Cup. Two additional matches were also played the following day in Swansea, Illinois. Despite 100 degree temperatures and unrelenting humidity, all attending Salmon lived to tell the tale. Hurrah! ... See MoreSee Less

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