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Tim Hurst
Born: (1865-06-30)June 30, 1865
Ashland, Pennsylvania
Died: June 4, 1915(1915-06-04) (aged 49)
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Batted: Unknown
Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 15, 1898, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
October 9, 1898, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Managerial WL39–111
Winning percentage.260

Timothy Carroll Hurst (June 30, 1865 – June 4, 1915) was an American sports official who worked as an umpire and manager in Major League Baseball and as a boxing referee in championship fights.

His baseball umpiring career lasted 16 seasons from 1891 to 1909.[1]

For one season, in 1898, he became the on-field manager of the St. Louis Browns, at which the team had a record of 39–111 in 154 games.[1] After his season of managing the Browns, he returned to his umpiring career.

From 1891 through 1904 he umpired in the National League, then finished his career in the American League from 1905-1909.[1]

Noted for his pugnacious and combative style, Hurst was suspended on several occasions for refusing to report player misconduct to his league office, insisting instead he ought to be allowed to settle matters with players personally, often engaging them in fights after the game was over.

In 1946 Hurst was among several umpires named to the Honor Rolls of Baseball by the Baseball Hall of Fame, at a time when no umpires had yet received full membership in the Hall.

Hurst was born in Ashland, Pennsylvania and died at the age of 49 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.[1]

He is interred at the Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens, New York.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Tim Hurst's career statistics". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-07.