The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1959 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1959 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1959 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 14 20 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 14 10 4 0 20 298 162 L1 3-3-0
    Home 7 6 1 0 12 161 58 W2 5-1-0
    Visitor 7 4 3 0 8 137 104 L2 3-3-0

Full 1959 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1959 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.418 6-1-0 (7) 4-3-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Montreal Alouettes (5) 0.429
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.571
Toronto Argonauts (5) 0.286

Team Scoring

19591958 +/-
Average Combined Score 32.86 -4.71
Average Winning Score 24.00 -1.00
Average Losing Score 14.50 +7.83
Average Home Score 23.00 -3.14
Average Visitor Score 19.57 +4.14
Average Margin of Victory 14.60 +3.10
Average Margin of Loss 2.50 -17.17

1959 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,600
  • Total: 146,156
  • High: 24,759
  • Avg: 20,879 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1958 Avg: +2,775
  • Low: 15,500
  • Sellouts: 4
  • % of Capacity: 96.66
  • Diff from League Avg: +1,832

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1959 home stadium: Civic Stadium
  • Capacity: 21,600
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1957 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Hamilton 301848 7550125 312051 254974 161 (23.0)137 (19.6)298 (21.3)
Opponent 101929 4610 273562 174461 104 (14.9)58 (8.3)162 (11.6)

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 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 6 (6-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 2nd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (4-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (10-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 12 (10-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1959 Player Awards and Nominations

1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bernie Faloney (Division Finalist)
  • Lineman — John Barrow (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Ron Howell (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1959 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) [BC] Tim Reid (HB) Toronto
1–5 (5) [OTT] Dave Bates (T) McMaster
1–8 (8)   Bob Atchison (C) McMaster
2–4 (13) [CGY] Mitch Wasek (T) Queen's
2–8 (17)   Jerry Kutas (T) McMaster
3–8 (21)   Nick Sopinka (QB) Toronto
4–8   Pass

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1959 All-Star Selections

12 All-Division Selections
QB Bernie Faloney
HB Ron Howell
E Paul Dekker*
G Dave Suminski
T John Barrow
DT John Barrow
DE Pete Neumann
MG Vince Scott
ILB Ernie Danjean
CLB Eddie Bell
DHB Ralph Goldston
S Duane Wood

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
A
Tue. July 28
BC 15 @ HAM 6 L 10,000  
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
B
Thu. Aug. 6
HAM 8 @ WPG 5 W 18,025  
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
1
Tue. Aug. 18
MTL 16 @ HAM 22 W 22,126  
1
Fri. Aug. 21
HAM 16 @ TOR 7 W 22,813  
2
Sat. Aug. 29
OTT 10 @ HAM 34 W 17,266  
3
Mon. Sept. 7
TOR 3 @ HAM 37 W 24,425  
4
Sat. Sept. 12
HAM 21 @ MTL 27 L 26,218  
5
Wed. Sept. 16
MTL 13 @ HAM 25 W 24,759  
5
Sun. Sept. 20
HAM 34 @ TOR 17 W 27,883  
6
Sat. Sept. 26
HAM 23 @ OTT 14 W 19,837  
7
Sat. Oct. 3
OTT 9 @ HAM 7 L 20,012  
8
Sat. Oct. 10
HAM 13 @ TOR 7 W 26,223  
8
Mon. Oct. 12
TOR 7 @ HAM 20 W 22,068  
9
Sat. Oct. 17 2:00 PM
HAM 16 @ OTT 17 L 16,000  
10
Sat. Oct. 24
MTL 0 @ HAM 16 W 15,500  
11
Sat. Oct. 31
HAM 14 @ MTL 15 L 21,817  
P2
Sat. Nov. 14 1:00 PM
HAM 5 @ OTT 17 L 18,926 CBCE
P2
Sat. Nov. 21 1:00 PM
OTT 7 @ HAM 21 W 20,000 CBC
Canadian Football League
GC
Sat. Nov. 28 1:00 PM
WPG 21 vs HAM 7 L 33,133 CBC