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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Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

Our next match, our last home game of the season, will feature a pop up art exhibition by our very own Sketch! It’s sure to be a great match, and a great show, so mark your calendar. We’ll see you there!

Sketch also does most of our photography. You can view more of his artwork on insta @brennanprobstart and on his website, brennanprobst.com.

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Our next match, our last home game of the season, will feature a pop up art exhibition by our very own Sketch! It’s sure to be a great match, and a great show, so mark your calendar. We’ll see you there!

Sketch also does most of our photography. You can view more of his artwork on insta @brennanprobstart and on his website, brennanprobst.com. 

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

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Boss Lady and Moxie watch the Salmon play the Somonauk Blue Stockings on September 27, 2020 in Somonauk, IL. (Photo by @brennanprobstart). 

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My Five: Who from Canton Cornshuckers (honorable mention to Teddy for having fantastic hair) Adam Johnson - whoever he's playing with at the time Duke - Belleville Stags(honorable mention to cousin Rooster) Roy Hollis (Stovepipe) - Early Risers Jim Terwilliger (Crazy Legs) Brooklyn Wheels (Honorable mention to his offspring, Ace)

My five: Robert Lefty Pisowicz Deep River Grinders Jimmy Fox Gaytan House if David Elder Gary Dodger Rowe Huntington Hilltoppers Ryan Ace Pierce Milwaukee Grays Mike Skillet Hands Briggs Springfield Long Nine

This Saturday the Salmon are traveling to Bloomington, IL for a match against the McLean County Prairie Chickens. Hope to see you there!

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