Edinburgh Scotsmen -
James MacEachern, GM
Brief: One of the most stable
franchises in TCBA history, the Franchise #21 Norfolk Pilots were
originally owned by Pilot Dan Warren until 1934. The franchise was
transferred to JB Beeman, who moved the team to Newton for
the next 8 seasons. In 1943, industrialist Don Hirsch used his big stash of
war bucks to scoop up the franchise and locate somewhere on the east coast.
As tensions in Korea began to swell, Hirsch found the need to focus on his
war business, so he sold the franchise to Jersey Shore attorney Jim
Lafargue. In 1955 Dan Warren retook control of the franchise until the
conclusion of the 2011 season, when he retired from active TCBA play. The
team moved its offices to Edinburgh, where it began a new life as the
Scotsmen in TCBA12.