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, Naper Setlement, Blue Island, 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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Schedule April 22-24 for the 2022 VBBA Conference in Dearborn, Michigan. Check for details at www.vbba.org/.
The Chicago Salmon's Katie Flapjeck Baer will be one of the presenters.
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Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

This afternoon the Salmon finished out the 2021 season with a spirited match against the Milwaukee Grays at Estabrook Beer Garden in Milwaukee, WI. Though victory belonged to our opponents, the Salmon greatly enjoyed the hospitality of our hosts, and it was a beautiful day for a match in such a scenic location. There was even a polka band playing at the Beer Garden's Oktoberfest, which provided ambiance. All in all 2021 was a memorable season full of highlights, and all the Salmon consider themselves lucky to be ballists for such an excellent club, playing the greatest game. Hoorah! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

Join the Salmon in Milwaukee, WI for the last match of the 2021 season!

The Salmon will be playing the Milwaukee Grays this Sunday, October 3rd at Estabrook Beer Garden at 1:00pm. It is sure to be an excellent match. Hoorah!

(Photo by @brennanprobstart).

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Join the Salmon in Milwaukee, WI for the last match of the 2021 season!

The Salmon will be playing the Milwaukee Grays this Sunday, October 3rd at Estabrook Beer Garden at 1:00pm. It is sure to be an excellent match. Hoorah!
 
(Photo by @brennanprobstart). 

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #seasoncloser #milwaukee #milwaukeewi #milwaukeegraysbaseball #estabrookbeergarden

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3 weeks ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

Razor bats at our 2020 season closing match against the Somonauk Blue Stockings in Somonauk, IL on September 27, 2020.

Our 2021 season closing match is this Sunday, October 3 in Milwaukee, WI. Don’t miss your last chance this year to see Salmon base ball!

(Photo by @brennanprobstart.)

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
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Razor bats at our 2020 season closing match against the Somonauk Blue Stockings in Somonauk, IL on September 27, 2020. 

Our 2021 season closing match is this Sunday, October 3 in Milwaukee, WI. Don’t miss your last chance this year to see Salmon base ball! 

(Photo by @brennanprobstart.) 

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
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