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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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A great experience playing vintage base ball at Detroit’s Navin Field, 2015.
With Gary Schiappacasse, Robert Panknin, Tim Schiappacasse and David Cordes at Vintage Base Ball at Navin Field.
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A great experience playing vintage base ball at Detroit’s Navin Field, 2015.
With Gary Schiappacasse, Robert Panknin, Tim Schiappacasse and David Cordes at Vintage Base Ball at Navin Field.

Chicago Salmon May and June Schedules Updated As of May 23

Due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, the Chicago Salmon's remaining May schedule has been cancelled.
The Deep River Grinders have offered to reschedule our game at their home field later during the season. The Creston Regulators cancelled their season back in April.

Looking forward to June we are currently discussing moving our home games to Indiana. Indiana will be open up to playing base ball beginning June 14th. The Elkhart Railroaders are proposing that we move our "home" game with them, June 7th, to Nappanee the last weekend in June or into July. We are looking for another date, later this summer, to play the Deep River Grinders at a different site, as we can't play at the currently flooded Historic Methodist Campground of Des Plaines in June. The Douglas Dutchers have cancelled their season.

The Valparaiso Colonels have volunteered their home site for our Illinois games. They are also open to playing the Chicago Salmon an additional game in Valparaiso. Buddha has offered his church's campground to the Chicago Salmon for a game with a local group.

Don't forget to consider buying a memorial Chicago Salmon Historic Methodist Campground base ball bat. Razor has posted photos of all of the bats on the Chicago Salmon Facebook page. They include the type of wood, maple or ash, size and weight. The cost is $100. There also small bats for memoralbilia for $20. The bats represent 25 years of Chicago Salmon base ball. This is a fundraiser for the HMC and the Salmon.
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Chicago Salmon May and June Schedules Updated As of May 23

Due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, the Chicago Salmons remaining May schedule has been cancelled.
The Deep River Grinders have offered to reschedule our game at their home field later during the season. The Creston Regulators cancelled their season back in April.
 
Looking forward to June we are currently discussing moving our home games to Indiana. Indiana will be open up to playing base ball beginning June 14th. The Elkhart Railroaders are proposing that we move our home game with them, June 7th, to Nappanee the last weekend in June or into July. We are looking for another date, later this summer, to play the Deep River Grinders at a different site, as we cant play at the currently flooded Historic Methodist Campground of Des Plaines in June. The Douglas Dutchers have cancelled their season.
 
The Valparaiso Colonels have volunteered their home site for our Illinois games. They are also open to playing the Chicago Salmon an additional game in Valparaiso. Buddha has offered his churchs campground to the Chicago Salmon for a game with a local group.
 
Dont forget to consider buying a memorial Chicago Salmon Historic Methodist Campground base ball bat. Razor has posted photos of all of the bats on the Chicago Salmon Facebook page. They include the type of wood, maple or ash, size and weight. The cost is $100. There also small bats for memoralbilia  for $20. The bats represent 25 years of Chicago Salmon base ball. This is a fundraiser for the HMC and the Salmon.

We hope to make up this game with the Deep River Grinders later in the season. ... See MoreSee Less

Here is the YouTube link to Ellie Boss Lady Carlson's classic: "Cup Check Please" from the Chicago Salmon 2016 VBBA Conference, held at the Historic Methodist Campground of DesPlaines. Enjoy!
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Ellie is the "Boss Lady" for The Chicago Salmon now in their 20th year. (2016) She is a performer, historian, writer & cook. She specializes in late 19th & early 20th Century Domestic Arts portraying 7 different women as first-person interpretation & giving lectures on Ladies Underwear, Aprons, Photographs, Valentines, Foodways & now Athletic Equipment
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