|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (May 2014)|
June 30, 1865|
|Died: June 4, 1915
|April 15, 1898 for the St. Louis Browns|
Last MLB appearance
|October 9, 1898 for the St. Louis Browns|
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 umpiring career lasted 16 seasons from 1891 to 1909. For one season, in 1898, he became the on-field manager of the St. Louis Browns, and the team had a record of 39–111 in 154 games. 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. 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 that he ought to be allowed to settle matters with players personally, often engaging them in fights after the game was over. Hurst was among the several umpires who were named to a Roll of Honor by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946, at a time when no umpires had yet received full membership in the Hall.
- "Tim Hurst's career statistics". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-07.