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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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The VBBA would like you to look back at our past VBBA Conference presentations.
Watch the VBBA 2016 Chicago Salmon Conference Midwest Veteran Vintage Base Ball Panel Discussion, with Bob Sampson, Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, Jim Basala, Deep River Grinders, and Jim Knoblach, Vermillion Voles.

Check it out on our VBBA YouTube page:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai2JI9ejS4w&list=PLtnzSnS5sqAvnZwgJPMxEslEnMbwYLr5O&index=2

The 2021 VBBA Conference will be in Dearborn, Michigan, April 16-18. Go to vbba.org for the details.
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Watch the VBBA 2016 Chicago Salmon Conference Opening Statements with Dennis Pops Wiegmann as he introduces the "new" VBBA website, and Gary The Professor Schiappacasse's introduction to the day's events. Check it out on our VBBA YouTube page www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP95Sce9Z9Y&list=PLtnzSnS5sqAvnZwgJPMxEslEnMbwYLr5O&index=1
The 2021 VBBA Conference will be in Dearborn, Michigan, April 16-18. Go to vbba.org for the details.
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The Chicago Salmon cancelled our match with the Milwaukee Grays, as Wisconsin’s positivity test level is still in double digits.

This is not the way we expected our twenty-fifth season to go. The good news is that we successfully completed seven game dates, more than most other vintage clubs in the Midwest and beyond. Most of the St. Louis vintage base ball clubs were only able to get in a couple of dates before shutting down for the year.

Ellie Boss Lady Carlson will be adding a Chicago Salmon 25th Anniversary patch to our shirts for 2021.

Looking ahead to next year we are already tentatively scheduling dates with the Lookouts, Quarrymen at the Naper Settlement, Douglas Dutchers, Milwaukee Grays, and Indianapolis Blues & Eastwood Iron Horses at Indianapolis.

Thank you to Razor for all the work he has put into creating and selling the Chicago Salmon/Historic Methodist Campground Anniversary Bats. He still has some left if you are thinking about buying one.

A special thank you goes out to Sketch for his wonderful photographs of the Chicago Salmon and to Flap Jack for creatively managing the new Chicago Salmon Instagram page.

Thank you to all that supported the Chicago Salmon this year during vary trying circumstances.

Stay Safe.
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We had a six-game season here in TN, but most teams needed players from other teams to fill out a nine-person roster for a match. Looking forward to a much better season next year.

We had a great schedule this year destroyed by this pandemic.

My St Louis Brown Stockings club has got in 5 or 6 so far with another match scheduled Oct 10th

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