Brooklyn Legends - 2007-2014
Brian Asper, GM
History Brief:† Aaron
Anderson used his banking connections to finance a purchase of Franchise
#16 following Brian Asperís departure during the 2015 season, becoming the
6th owner of a franchise that was established in 1981. Asper had
taken control of Franchise #16 when he purchased the Binghamton Triplets at
an estate sale, moving the team to Brooklyn in time for the 2007 season.
Franchise #16 spent 18 years as the Kennett Komets under the guidance of
Pennsylvanian Bill Kirwin before the team was
repossessed and sold to the Lundeen family in
2002. Former owners Bill Kirwin and Larry Lundeen are both deceased.
The original owner of Franchise #16 was
Jeff David, playing two seasons as the Raritan Rags, and finishing last in
the Metro Division with an average of 55 wins. The team collapsed under
massive debt, allowing Mark Glim to take over the ailing franchise. Glim
was an experienced TCBA owner, having operated Franchise #14 for three
seasons 1975-1977, before giving way to the ruthless, and now deceased,
Dick Gilbert, who seized the franchise an nearly
brought TCBA to a premature demise during what is commonly known in TCBA
history as the Dark Ages.
Out of the darkness rode the now
deceased Bill Kirwin, who snatched control of
Franchise #16, pouring beer and money into the troubled franchise until it
finally showed signs of life.
Overall Franchise #16 has made five
trips to the playoffs in its 33 seasons of TCBA play. That includes two
Wildcard appearances (2006,2013), and three Division crowns (2005, 2007,