- Location: London, ON
- League: International Association 1877-1878, 1888-1890; Canadian League 1896, 1912-1915; International League 1900; Michigan-Ontario League 1919-1924; Ontario League 1930
The London Tecumsehs were the first Canadian team to win a professional baseball title of any type when they became champions of the International Association in its first season in 1877. The International Association was the strongest rival of the National League, established only a year earlier, and some have argued that it should have been considered a major league. The team featured pitcher Fred Goldsmith as its biggest star. Jake Knodell also played for the team.
The Tecumsehs derive their name from Chief Tecumseh (1768-1813) of the Shawnee nation, an ally of the British during the War of 1812 who was killed at the Battle of the Thames which was fought near London, ON.
In 2021, the 1877 Tecumsehs were inducted as a team in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, in recognition of the historic nature of their first championship.
|1877||14-4||1st||Harry Gorman||League Champs|
|1888||53-53||5th||Phil Powers||League Champs|
|1889||51-55||6th||Phil Powers / Dude Esterbrook / Wallace Fessenden||none|
|1890||15-32||--||Wallace Fessenden||Team disbanded July 8|
|1900||26-14||1st (tied)||Pete Lohman|
|1912||48-49||4th||Frank Bowerman / Albert Barrett||none|
|1915||50-85||5th||Frank Reisling / Walter Hartwell||none|
|1919||41-70||7th||Joe Keenan / Starr Mason / Kenneth Hagel / C.E. "Dad" Stewart||none|
|1920||86-32||1st||Henry "Buzz" Wetzel||none League Champs|
|1921||72-46||1st||Henry "Buzz" Wetzel||League Champs|
|1922||83-50||2nd||Henry "Buzz" Wetzel|
|1923||55-73||6th||Leo Mackey / Jack Beatty||none|
|1930||37-17||1st||Knotty Lee||Lost League Finals|
- Brian Martin: The Tecumsehs of the International Association: Canada’s First Major League Baseball Champions, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2015. ISBN 978-0-7864-9436-1