On September 7, 1896, Connecticut native Thomas Lynch became the first Major League umpire to work in over 1,000 games. Over the course of his thirteen-year career, spanning from 1888 to 1902, he worked in 1,325 games, 1,309 of which were behind the plate. In 1910, in an agreement between club owners, Lynch became president of the National League.
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He has the look of ready for anything – Pinella, Lasorda, et al would want to think twice before displaying their tirades and tantrums before this guy.