Ocala Egrets – 1943-1949

Don Hirsch, GM

Franchise #21

 

History Brief: Originally begun as the Norfolk Pilots, the team was sold to the Beeman Group in 1935 when Norfolk owner Dan Warren began a military career. The team was later purchased from the Beeman Group in 1942, freeing JB Beeman to support the war effort. The new owner, industrialist Don Hirsch, moved the team to Ocala, Florida, where the team stayed until 1950. At that time, attorney Jim Lafargue used his influence to seize control of the franchise and move it to the Jersey shore. However, in 1954, Dan Warren ended his military career and repurchased the franchise and moved it back to his beloved Norfolk, where the team enjoyed spectacular success until Warren’s departure from TCBA after the 2011 season. Franchise #21 is currently resident in Edinburgh.

 


All-Time Record

W

L

490

434

 

·  All-Time Batting Statistics

 

·  All-Time Pitching Statistics

 

Team Season Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Won

Lost

Place

Division

Playoffs

 

1949

98

56

3

Hackbart

 

1948

74

80

2

Hackbart

 

 

 

 

1947

62

92

3

Hackbart

 

 

 

 

1946

80

74

3

Hackbart

 

 

 

 

1945

74

80

2

Hackbart

 

 

 

 

1944

102

52

3

Hackbart