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 have matches against other area teams at Naper Setlement, Blue Island, Chicago, and Des Plaines. In addition we “barnstorm” on the road this year to  Somonauk and downstate to Bloomington, and Philo, Illinois; Douglas, and Benton Harbor, Michigan; Hobart, Indianapolis, Nappanee, and Valparaiso, Indiana; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you are interested in playing for the Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club, please fill out this form.


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5 days ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

Scooter plays hurler at our match against the Lemont Quarrymen last Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL.
For the full album, visit Scooter plays hurler at our match . All photos by @brennanprobstart.

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Scooter plays hurler at our match against the Lemont Quarrymen last Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL. 
For the full album, visit facebook.com/chicagosalmonbaseball. All photos by @brennanprobstart. 

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7 days ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

This afternoon the Salmon met the Lemont Quarrymen Vintage Base Ball Club at Naper Settlement for a sharp contest of vintage base ball. Though the Salmon took an early lead, the Quarrymen presented a bold front and retrieved their laurels. Congratulations to the Quarrymen, and hurrah for a great afternoon of base ball! ... See MoreSee Less

Pipes bats at our match against the Springfield Long Nine on July 18, 2020 in Normal, IL. (Photo by @brennanprobstart).

Come watch the Salmon take on the Lemont Quarrymen THIS SUNDAY (June 13) at Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL. The match is part of Naper Settlement’s annual Hometown Picnic and there will be all sorts of other activities as well. Hope to see y’all there!

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Pipes bats at our match against the Springfield Long Nine on July 18, 2020 in Normal, IL. (Photo by @brennanprobstart). 

Come watch the Salmon take on the Lemont Quarrymen THIS SUNDAY (June 13) at Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL. The match is part of Naper Settlement’s annual Hometown Picnic and there will be all sorts of other activities as well. Hope to see y’all there! 

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

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Are you going to be in Naperville, Gary?

2 weeks ago
Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Club

This afternoon the Salmon were delighted to host the Elkhart County Railroaders and friends for a lively match of base ball at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL. Though the Railroaders were few in number, they were mighty on the field and thanks to the help of some good spirited Salmon loaners and spectators, they bested the Salmon in a well fought contest. More importantly, though, an excellent time was had by all, and the cherry on top was a delicious meal provided by Boss Lady afterwards. Hurrah! ... See MoreSee Less

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The broken bat pic is awesome.

Join us THIS SUNDAY for a lively match of vintage base ball!

Your faithful Salmon will be taking on the Elkhart County Railroaders at 1:00pm at our 2021 home field, the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL.

(Photo of Razor at the HMC in 2020 by Brennan Probst).

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #historicmethodistcampground #desplaines #desplainesillinois #elkhartcountyrailroaders
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Join us THIS SUNDAY for a lively match of vintage base ball! 

Your faithful Salmon will be taking on the Elkhart County Railroaders at 1:00pm at our 2021 home field, the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL. 

(Photo of Razor at the HMC in 2020 by Brennan Probst). 

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #historicmethodistcampground #desplaines #desplainesillinois #elkhartcountyrailroaders
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