The Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1953 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1953 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 39 31 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 14 8 6 0 16 229 243 W1 3-3-0
    Home 7 5 2 0 10 129 114 W2 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 3 4 0 6 100 129 L2 3-3-0

Full 1953 League Standings

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 2nd 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (5-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 7 (3-4-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri. Aug. 14
CGY 19 @ HAM 18 L 15,000  
B
Mon. Aug. 17
SSK 12 @ HAM 21 W 10,000  
1
Sat. Aug. 29
OTT 10 @ HAM 14 W 12,000  
2
Mon. Sept. 7
TOR 12 @ HAM 14 W 17,000  
3
Fri. Sept. 11
HAM 0 @ MTL 17 L 13,215  
4
Wed. Sept. 16
TOR 21 @ HAM 20 L    
4
Sat. Sept. 19
HAM 12 @ TOR 9 W 20,382  
5
Sat. Sept. 26
MTL 15 @ HAM 20 W 16,000  
6
Sat. Oct. 3
HAM 6 @ OTT 31 L 15,500  
7
Sat. Oct. 10
HAM 26 @ TOR 0 W    
7
Mon. Oct. 12
TOR 30 @ HAM 12 L 19,069  
8
Sat. Oct. 17
HAM 33 @ OTT 24 W 13,500  
9
Sat. Oct. 24
HAM 5 @ TOR 17 L 19,437  
10
Sat. Oct. 31
MTL 18 @ HAM 31 W 17,000  
11
Sun. Nov. 8
HAM 18 @ MTL 31 L 12,085  
12
Sat. Nov. 14
OTT 8 @ HAM 18 W 18,000  
P2
Wed. Nov. 18
MTL 12 @ HAM 37 W 16,000  
P2
Sun. Nov. 22 1:30 PM
HAM 22 @ MTL 11 W 18,070  
GC
Sat. Nov. 28 1:00 PM
WPG 6 vs HAM 12 W 27,313 CBCE

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1953 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.459 5-2-0 (7) 3-4-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.571
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (6) 0.357

Team Scoring

19531952 +/-
Average Combined Score 33.71 -2.12
Average Winning Score 21.00 -3.89
Average Losing Score 10.17 -5.33
Average Home Score 18.43 -5.07
Average Visitor Score 14.29 -6.88
Average Margin of Victory 9.00 -5.33
Average Margin of Loss 14.33 +2.83

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Hamilton 132841 352964 451661 362763 129 (18.4)100 (14.3)229 (16.4)
Opponent 322557 362258 281947 186381 129 (18.4)114 (16.3)243 (17.4)

Coaches

Head Coach

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1953 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4)   Dunc Ellis (M) Toronto
2–4 (8)   Ray Truant (HB) Western Ontario
3–4 (12)   Lorne Wrigglesworth (HB) McMaster
4–4 (16)   Gerry McTaggart (E) McMaster
5–4 (20)   Jim Carroll (HB) Western Ontario
6–4 (24)   Jack Sissons (HB) Queen's
7–4 (28)   George Sutherland (C) Toronto
8–4 (32)   Blair Thomson (HB) Western Ontario
9–4 (36)   Bob McMurdo (QB) Western Ontario
10–4 (40)   Jim Forrester (E) McMaster

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