Tom Lynch Biography by The Baseball Page

Tom Lynch Biography by The Baseball Page

Thomas J. Lynch

    * Born 1859 in New Britain, CT USA
    * Died February 27, 1924 in Hartford, CT USA

Tom Lynch was a National League umpire from 1888 to 1902. He was the first Major League umpire to work in over 1,000 games, reaching that milestone on September 7, 1896. He held the record for most games umpired in the majors until 1900, when passed by Bob Emslie. He umpired a total of 1325 games, 1309 as home plate umpire. After his retirement, he worked in the National League office then held the position of League President from 1910 to 1913.

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