Chicago Salmon Roster

Ellie "Boss Lady" Carlson
Salmon Since The Beginning!
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Position: Owner
Favorite Field: Grinder Field
1858 Occupation: Wealthy Widow
How'd she get that nickname? She IS the Boss Lady!

Aaron "Strings" Baer
Salmon Since 2021
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Position: Outfield
Favorite Field: Naper Settlement
1858 Occupation: Musician 
How'd he get that nickname? He plays guitar and bass, usually with extra strings!

Katie "Flapjack" Baer
Salmon Since 2020
Hometown: Evanston, IL
Favorite Position: 2nd Base
Favorite Field: Grinder Field
1858 Occupation: Writer & Suffragette 
How'd she get that nickname? Her softball nickname was "Waffles," but she thought "Flapjack" had more vintage flair!

David "Iron Jaw" Cordes
Salmon Since 2014
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Favorite Position: 3rd Base
Favorite Field: Lincoln Park
1858 Occupation: Banker 
How'd he get that nickname? In his very first match he took a fly ball to the mouth while playing centerfield!

Ryan "Nickels" Daniels
Salmon Since 2005
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Favorite Position: Rover or Left Field
Favorite Field: Volkening Heritage Farm & Lincoln Park
1858 Occupation: Bookkeeper
How'd he get that nickname? He set a record for most nickels lost on a hand of cards!

Todd "Pig" Daniels
Salmon Since 2003
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Favorite Position: Pitcher
Favorite Field: Grinder Field
1858 Occupation: Bookkeeper
How'd he get that nickname? He's had the same nickname since he was 5 years old! 

Bob "The Barber" Kaczmarek
Salmon Since 2004
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Position: 3rd Base & Catcher
Favorite Field: Grinder Field
1858 Occupation: Cartographer
How'd he get that nickname? He received the name ironically, as at the time he had a full beard, mustache, and long hair. 

Steve "Whiplash" Kornstein
Salmon Since 2019
Hometown: Morton Grove, IL
Favorite Position: Anywhere!
Favorite Field: Old Historic Methodist Campground (with the trees!)
1858 Occupation: Apothecary Owner 
How'd he get that nickname? While backpedaling for a pop fly, he tripped over a tree root and landed right on the back of his head! 

Ted "Four Eyes" Kuhn
Salmon Since 2003
Hometown: Lake Bluff, IL
Favorite Position: Catcher
Favorite Field: Historic Methodist Campground
1858 Occupation: Farmer  
How'd he get that nickname? He was given his nickname by fellow ballist, Doc! 

Rob "Pipes" Panknin
Salmon Since 2008
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Position: Rover
Favorite Field: Navin Field
1858 Occupation: Carpenter or Builder 
How'd he get that nickname? They call him "Pipes" because he sings!

Brennan "Sketch" Probst
Salmon Since 2020
Hometown: Evanston, IL
Favorite Position: Outfield
Favorite Field: Grinder Field
1858 Occupation: Photographer 
How'd he get that nickname? Is he an artist, or is he a shady character? You be the judge! 

Bob "Zeus" Rzeszutko
Salmon Since 1996
Hometown: Mount Olympus 
Favorite Position: 1st Base & Pitcher
Favorite Field: Elysian Fields 
1858 Occupation: Meteorologist   
How'd he get that nickname? It came about from a mispronunciation of his last name!  

Gary "The Professor" Schiappacasse
Salmon Since 1999
Hometown: Vernon Hills, IL
Favorite Position: Catcher
Favorite Field: Grinder Field & Nappanee
1858 Occupation: Teacher, Writer, or Farmer  
How'd he get that nickname? He was a school teacher for many years! 

Anthony "Lawman" Steinmiller
Salmon Since 2013
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Position: Rover
Favorite Field: Field of Dreams
1858 Occupation: Marshall  
How'd he get that nickname? He served as a police officer for almost 10 years! 

Don "Buddha" Stone
Salmon Since 2016
Hometown: Warsaw, IN
Favorite Position: Pitcher
Favorite Field: House of David
1858 Occupation: Gunfighter
How'd he get that nickname? It was his call sign in the Marine Corps! 

Mark "Razor" Uittenbogaard
Salmon Since 2012
Hometown: South Holland, IL
Favorite Position: Outfield or 1st Base
Favorite Field: Grinder Field
1858 Occupation: Blacksmith 
How'd he get that nickname? He's always used it as his gamertag for video games. 

Dan "Dizzy" Zamudio
Salmon Since 2017
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Position: Anywhere!
Favorite Field: Lincoln Park
1858 Occupation: Photographer & Shopkeeper 
How'd he get that nickname? The name comes from his initials, but also sums him up pretty well! 

Paul "Scooter" Zeledon
Salmon Since 2008
Hometown: Crete, IL
Favorite Position: Pitcher
Favorite Field: Grinder Field, Field of Dreams, & Beery Field 
1858 Occupation: US Marshall or Jewelry Clerk 
How'd he get that nickname? He loves the Muppets, and has a distinctive running style! 

 

Extended Roster

Don "Bully" Bergstrom

Cindy "Rube" Daniels

Kevin "Jumbo Shrimp" Grish

Andrew "Gus Bus" Gustafson

Meg "Man Hands" Gustafson

Greg "Uncle" Hartman

Keith "Kansas City" Hendrix

David "Doc" Shiner

Angela "Hoover" Uittenbogaard

Distinguished Alumni

Bud "Batlin' Beebs" Beebes

Erik "Hungry" Carlson

Christine "Crusher" Hahn

Geoffrey "Happy" Kaczmarek

Tim "Neutral" Schiappacasse

Mike "Storyteller" Wittmann

 

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Chicago Salmon roster. 

 

In loving memory of  Ray "Never Wrong" Grish,
our honorable umpire of many years.