George Walter Burnham
Watch Burnham was the first of three men to manage the Indianapolis Hoosiers in 1887. He was succeeded by Fred Thomas and Horace Fogel. Before that, he had been a regular umpire in the National League in 1883. He umpired one game in both 1886 and 1887, then was a regular umpire again in 1889 and 1895. Altogether, he was an umpire for 107 games.
He is not to be confused with Walt Burnham, a contemporary minor league manager.