Thomas Lynch (baseball executive)

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Thomas Lynch
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Thomas Lynch as National League president
DiedFebruary 27, 1924(1924-02-27) (aged 64–65)
OccupationUmpire, National League president

Thomas J. Lynch (1859 – February 27, 1924) was an umpire in Major League Baseball for 13 seasons, all of which were in the National League (NL), between the years of 1888 and 1902.[1] Known as an honest, but sometimes brash umpire, he later became NL president in 1910 as a compromise among the major league owners.[2] Although his time as league president was considered uneventful, he was replaced following the 1913 season.[2]


  1. ^ "Tom Lynch". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Thomas J Lynch". The Idea Logical Company, Inc. Retrieved 15 January 2010.

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Preceded by
John Heydler
National League president
1910 – 1913
Succeeded by
John K. Tener