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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Dizzy plays the field at our match against the Blue Island Brewmasters on July 17, 2021 in Blue Island, IL. 
(Photo by @brennanprobstart). 

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Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

The Salmon are grateful for the entire Vintage Base Ball community! 2021 was a most excellent season, and 2022 is sure to be even better. Hoorah!

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The Salmon are grateful for the entire Vintage Base Ball community! 2021 was a most excellent season, and 2022 is sure to be even better. Hoorah! 

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

Strings bats at our match against the Deep River Grinders on August 8, 2021 at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL. (Photo by @brennanprobstart).

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #deeprivergrinders #desplaines #desplainesillinois #historicmethodistcampground
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Strings bats at our match against the Deep River Grinders on August 8, 2021 at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL. (Photo by @brennanprobstart). 

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #deeprivergrinders #desplaines #desplainesillinois #historicmethodistcampground
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