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Chicago Salmon Celebrate Their 25th Season

Welcome to the website of the Chicago Salmon - Vintage Base Ball Club.

We play a vintage style of base ball 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 have matches against other area teams at Blue Island, Chicago, Des Plaines, and Oak Park. In addition we “barnstorm” on the road this year to Creston, Somonauk and downstate to Bloomington, and Decatur, Illinois; Douglas, and Benton Harbor, Michigan; Hobart, Valparaiso, and Nappanee, Indiana; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you are interested in playing for the Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club - contact us.

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Watch the VBBA 2016 Chicago Salmon Conference Opening Statements with Dennis Pops Wiegmann as he introduces the "new" VBBA website, and Gary The Professor Schiappacasse's introduction to the day's events. Check it out on our VBBA YouTube page www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP95Sce9Z9Y&list=PLtnzSnS5sqAvnZwgJPMxEslEnMbwYLr5O&index=1
The 2021 VBBA Conference will be in Dearborn, Michigan, April 16-18. Go to vbba.org for the details.
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The Chicago Salmon cancelled our match with the Milwaukee Grays, as Wisconsin’s positivity test level is still in double digits.

This is not the way we expected our twenty-fifth season to go. The good news is that we successfully completed seven game dates, more than most other vintage clubs in the Midwest and beyond. Most of the St. Louis vintage base ball clubs were only able to get in a couple of dates before shutting down for the year.

Ellie Boss Lady Carlson will be adding a Chicago Salmon 25th Anniversary patch to our shirts for 2021.

Looking ahead to next year we are already tentatively scheduling dates with the Lookouts, Quarrymen at the Naper Settlement, Douglas Dutchers, Milwaukee Grays, and Indianapolis Blues & Eastwood Iron Horses at Indianapolis.

Thank you to Razor for all the work he has put into creating and selling the Chicago Salmon/Historic Methodist Campground Anniversary Bats. He still has some left if you are thinking about buying one.

A special thank you goes out to Sketch for his wonderful photographs of the Chicago Salmon and to Flap Jack for creatively managing the new Chicago Salmon Instagram page.

Thank you to all that supported the Chicago Salmon this year during vary trying circumstances.

Stay Safe.
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We had a six-game season here in TN, but most teams needed players from other teams to fill out a nine-person roster for a match. Looking forward to a much better season next year.

We had a great schedule this year destroyed by this pandemic.

My St Louis Brown Stockings club has got in 5 or 6 so far with another match scheduled Oct 10th

Enjoy these photos of the Chicago Salmon's match with the Somonauk Blue Stockings, Sunday, September 27. Thanks to Brennan Probst. ... See MoreSee Less

On Sunday, September 27th, at 1:00 PM, the Chicago Salmon will play a nine inning match against our friends the Somonauk Blue Stockings.

Remember the Blue Stockings have moved their ball field to a different location in Community Park.

Once you get to Depot Street off of US 34 you should be about 4 short blocks from the Somonauk Community Park. The park is past the first stop sign but not past the second one as you head south on Depot Street. It is on the right side of the street just before Depot Street, Gage Street and Hoxie Street come together. If you get to the second stop sign you will have missed the park entrance. You will pass the Village Hall and Bank on the way.

Or use 500 S Depot St, Somonauk, IL 605521
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On Sunday, September 27th, at 1:00 PM, the Chicago Salmon will play a nine inning match against our friends the Somonauk Blue Stockings. 
 
Remember the Blue Stockings have moved their ball field to a different location in Community Park.    
                                                                                                                                                
Once you get to Depot Street off of US 34 you should be about 4 short blocks from the Somonauk Community Park. The park is past the first stop sign but not past the second one as you head south on Depot Street. It is on the right side of the street just before Depot Street, Gage Street and Hoxie Street come together. If you get to the second stop sign you will have missed the park entrance. You will pass the Village Hall and Bank on the way.

Or use 500 S Depot St, Somonauk, IL 605521Image attachment

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Anyone need a "Drifter" to fill in?

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