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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3 days ago

The Salmon are swimming around the lake next Saturday to meet the Douglas Dutchers for an evening of base ball. The match begins at 6:00pm at Beery Field in Douglas, MI. We hope to see you there! ⚾😁

This photo of Nickels was made by Brennan "Sketch" Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our 2023 match against the Dutchers on July 29th in Douglas, MI

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The Salmon are swimming around the lake next Saturday to meet the Douglas Dutchers for an evening of base ball. The match begins at 6:00pm at Beery Field in Douglas, MI. We hope to see you there! ⚾😁

This photo of Nickels was made by Brennan Sketch Probst (@brennanprobstart) at our 2023 match against the Dutchers on July 29th in Douglas, MI

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chicagobaseball #chicagohistory #baseballseason #douglasmi #douglasdutchers #saugatuck #puremichigan #michiganbaseball
2 weeks ago

Unfortunately today's match in Oak Park has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.☹️🌧️

We hope to see everyone next Saturday, June 8th when we take on the Milwaukee Grays at the Historic Methodist Campground. The match begins at 1:00pm. ⚾🙂

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Unfortunately todays match in Oak Park has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.☹️🌧️

We hope to see everyone next Saturday, June 8th when we take on the Milwaukee Grays at the Historic Methodist Campground. The match begins at 1:00pm. ⚾🙂

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chicagobaseball #chicagohistory #baseballseason #oakparkil #oakpark #lindbergpark #oakparkhistoricalsociety #oakparkparkdistrict #blueislandbrewmasters

The Salmon are heading to Oak Park, IL on Saturday to meet the Blue Island Brewmasters for an excellent afternoon of base ball. The match begins at 2:00pm at Lindberg Park. We hope to see you there! ⚾😁

This photo of Scooter was made by Brennan "Sketch" Probst (@brennanprobstart) at a 2023 match against the Brewmasters in Blue Island, IL.  

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chicagobaseball #chicagohistory #baseballseason
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The Salmon are heading to Oak Park, IL on Saturday to meet the Blue Island Brewmasters for an excellent afternoon of base ball. The match begins at 2:00pm at Lindberg Park. We hope to see you there! ⚾😁

This photo of Scooter was made by Brennan Sketch Probst (@brennanprobstart) at a 2023 match against the Brewmasters in Blue Island, IL.  

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chicagobaseball #chicagohistory #baseballseason
#oakparkil #oakpark #lindbergpark #oakparkhistoricalsociety #oakparkparkdistrict #blueislandbrewmasters
1 month ago

The Salmon are swimming downstate this Saturday to meet the Long Squirrels and Champaign Clippers for a Round- robin tournament at the Rock Springs Nature Center in Decatur, IL. The first match begins at 11:00am. We hope to see you there! ⚾😁

This photo of the Pig and GusBus was made by Brennan "Sketch" Probst (@brennanprobstart) at a 2022 match against the Long Squirrels in Springfield, IL.  

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chicagobaseball #chicagohistory #baseballseason  #springfieldil
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The Salmon are swimming downstate this Saturday to meet the Long Squirrels and Champaign Clippers for a Round- robin tournament at the Rock Springs Nature Center in Decatur, IL. The first match begins at 11:00am. We hope to see you there! ⚾😁

This photo of the Pig and GusBus was made by Brennan Sketch Probst (@brennanprobstart) at a 2022 match against the Long Squirrels in Springfield, IL.  

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chicagobaseball #chicagohistory #baseballseason  #springfieldil
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Opening Day is finally here!! 😁⚾😁 The Chicago Salmon take on the Deep River Grinders TODAY (May 5th) at 2:00pm at Grinder Field in Deep River County Park in Hobart, IN. Come by for some good, (very) old-fashioned entertainment, plus a cold Sarsaparilla. See you on the field! 😎

These photos of the Salmon were made by Brennan "Sketch" Probst (@brennanprobstart) at the 2023 Salmon Season Opener against the Deep River Grinders on April 30, 2023 in Hobart, IN. 

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chicagobaseball #chicagohistory #baseballseason  #deeprivergrinders #seasonopener #deeprivercountypark #grinderfield #hobartin
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Opening Day is finally here!! 😁⚾😁 The Chicago Salmon take on the Deep River Grinders TODAY (May 5th) at 2:00pm at Grinder Field in Deep River County Park in Hobart, IN. Come by for some good, (very) old-fashioned entertainment, plus a cold Sarsaparilla. See you on the field! 😎

These photos of the Salmon were made by Brennan Sketch Probst (@brennanprobstart) at the 2023 Salmon Season Opener against the Deep River Grinders on April 30, 2023 in Hobart, IN. 

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago  #chitown #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chicagobaseball #chicagohistory #baseballseason  #deeprivergrinders #seasonopener #deeprivercountypark #grinderfield #hobartin

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Have fun!

Danie

Awesome! 💖

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