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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The 2023 Salmon season comes to a close this weekend! Join us at our last match, Sunday, October 8th, against the Deep River Grinders. The match begins at 10:30am at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL. We hope to see you there!

This photo of Boss Lady was made by Brennan "Sketch" Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our match against the Deep River Grinders on August 19th, 2023 in Sheridan, IL.

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The 2023 Salmon season comes to a close this weekend! Join us at our last match, Sunday, October 8th, against the Deep River Grinders. The match begins at 10:30am at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL. We hope to see you there!

This photo of Boss Lady was made by Brennan Sketch Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our match against the Deep River Grinders on August 19th, 2023 in Sheridan, IL.

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Join us on Saturday as the Salmon take on the Lemont Quarrymen. The match starts at 1:00pm at Mount Assisi Field in Lemont, IL. We hope to see you there!

This photo of Goose was made by Brennan "Sketch" Probst (@brennanprobstart) at this year's match against the Blue Island Brewmasters, August 13th, 2023 in Blue Island, IL.

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Join us on Saturday as the Salmon take on the Lemont Quarrymen. The match starts at 1:00pm at Mount Assisi Field in Lemont, IL. We hope to see you there!

This photo of Goose was made by Brennan Sketch Probst (@brennanprobstart) at this years match against the Blue Island Brewmasters, August 13th, 2023 in Blue Island, IL.

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #lemont #lemontil #lemontquarrymen

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