Thomas J Lynch

Lynch was a National League umpire known for his honesty. He was instrumental in increasing the prestige of umpires through such actions as leaving the field rather than continue the game in face of heavy fan abuse. He became National League president in 1910 as a compromise candidate and served until 1914. Although his tenure was largely uneventful, his brusque manner and forthright opinions offended several club owners and brought about his replacement.