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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Razor fields the ball at our match against the Blue Island Brewmasters on July 17, 2021 in Blue Island, IL. 
(Photo by @brennanprobstart). 

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Happy New Year! It’s officially 2022, which means base ball season is just around the corner. Hip, hip, hoorah!⚾️

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Happy New Year! It’s officially 2022, which means base ball season is just around the corner. Hip, hip, hoorah!⚾️

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #newyear #2022 #2022season #baseballiscoming

Mike Adrian’s family has updated memorial service information on Mike’s FB page. We should update the end of my story:

“This is Mike's family. Due to recent COVID diagonoses and the predicted widespread surge in cases of this new coronavirus variant, we are postponing the visitation for Mike to a future date. Originally planned for Saturday, January 8, 2022, we are looking to push the date back to possibly the spring, with a visitation/celebration of life still to take place in Somonauk. We just want everyone to be safe...as Mike would've, without a shred of doubt, wanted. We so greatly appreciate the outpouring of comforting words and generous gestures that you all have provided the past week. We want to do this right, not only for Mike, but for you. With very warmest regards, Sue, Jason, and Bob.”
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The Barber dives to catch a foul ball on the bound at our match against the Blue Island Brewmasters on July 17, 2021 in Blue Island, IL. (Photo by @brennanprobstart).

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The Barber dives to catch a foul ball on the bound at our match against the Blue Island Brewmasters on July 17, 2021 in Blue Island, IL. (Photo by @brennanprobstart).

#vintagebaseball #vbba #vintagebaseballassociation #1858rules #baseball #baseballistwowords #historicallyaccurate #baseballhistory #chicagosalmon #chicagosalmonbaseball #chicago #chicagoteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #blueisland #blueislandillinois #blueislandbrewmasters #catcher #outonthebound
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