The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1988 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1988 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1988 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 46 52 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 18 9 9 0 18 478 465 L1 2-4-0
    Home 9 6 3 0 12 283 233 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 195 232 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 10 6 4 0 12 292 260 L1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 3 5 0 6 186 205 W1 2-4-0

Full 1988 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1988 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.456 4-1-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.528 2-2-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.111
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.778
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.500
BC Lions (2) 0.556
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.333
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.611

Coaches

Head Coach
  • Al Bruno (Nov. 17, 1987 – Sept. 24, 1990)

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Assistant Coaches
  • Jerry Keeling – Offensive Coordinator
  • John Salavantis – Offensive Coordinator
  • Rich Stubler – Defensive Coordinator
  • Ted Schmitz – Defensive Coordinator
  • Frank North – Special teams

1988 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 29,231
  • Total: 132,802
  • High: 18,300
  • Avg: 14,755 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1987 Avg: -2,243
  • Low: 13,024
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 50.48
  • Diff from League Avg: -9,472

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Team Scoring

19881987 +/-
Average Combined Score 52.39 2.00 -
Average Winning Score 36.78 8.35 +
Average Losing Score 16.33 8.30 -
Average Home Score 31.44 6.56 +
Average Visitor Score 21.67 5.67 -
Average Margin of Victory 15.56 6.98 +
Average Margin of Loss 14.11 5.11 +

Stadium

  • 1988 home stadium: Ivor Wynne Stadium
  • Capacity: 29,231
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – Reduction

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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 6873141 7625101 642993 7568143 283 (31.4)195 (21.7)478 (26.6)
Opponent 452469 5378131 7859137 5771128 232 (25.8)233 (25.9)465 (25.8)

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 6 (5-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 7 (3-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 13 (8-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 10 (7-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (2-6-0)
After 3rd 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (0-5-0) 10 (9-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1988 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Earl Winfield
  • 1 – Mike Kerrigan

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Ken Ford
  • 1 – Lance Shields

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Rod Skillman
  • 1 – Mike Walker

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1988 Player Awards and Nominations

1988 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Earl Winfield (Division Finalist)
  • Defensive Player — Grover Covington (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Dale Sanderson (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Rocky DiPietro (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Darrell Corbin (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1988 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–3 (11) Tim Lorenz (DE) California-Santa Barbara
3–3 (19) Shawn Daniels (FB) Bowling Green
4–3 (27) Burt Cummings (WR) North Dakota
5–3 (35) Jeff MacDonald (S) New Mexico
6–3 (43) John Yach (LB) Queen's
7–3 (51) Bob Frenkel (NT) Arizona State
8–3 (59) Michael Carrier (RB) Western Kentucky

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1988 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
DT Mike Walker
DE Grover Covington
DHB Howard Fields
ST Earl Winfield
7 All-Division Selections
WR Earl Winfield
G Jason Riley
T Miles Gorrell
DT Mike Walker
DE Grover Covington*
DHB Howard Fields
ST Earl Winfield

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Thu. June 30
7:00 PM
HAM 12 @ TOR 16 L 18,148
B 8
Wed. July 6
8:00 PM
OTT 36 @ HAM 34 L 12,195
1 12
Sat. July 16
8:00 PM
TOR 24 @ HAM 29 W 13,157 CBC
2 14
Thu. July 21
8:00 PM
HAM 9 @ WPG 21 L 23,316 CBC
3 20
Sat. July 30
10:00 PM
HAM 45 @ CGY 20 W 24,437 CBC
4 23
Fri. Aug. 5
8:00 PM
CGY 38 @ HAM 14 L 18,112 CFN
5 27
Fri. Aug. 12
8:00 PM
EDM 14 @ HAM 22 W 13,127 CFN
6 29
Tue. Aug. 16
7:00 PM
HAM 5 @ TOR 19 L 25,103 CFN
7 36
Sat. Aug. 27
8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 51 W 15,067 CBC
8 39
Thu. Sept. 1
7:30 PM
HAM 46 @ OTT 20 W 22,535 TSN
9 43
Mon. Sept. 5
7:30 PM
TOR 28 @ HAM 56 W 18,300 CFN
10 48
Sun. Sept. 11
4:00 PM
HAM 13 @ EDM 37 L 29,984 CFN
11 51
Sun. Sept. 18
1:30 PM
OTT 25 @ HAM 35 W 13,024 CFN
12 56
Sun. Sept. 25
4:00 PM
HAM 24 @ SSK 26 L 28,171 CFN
13 58
Sat. Oct. 1
8:00 PM
BC 24 @ HAM 23 L 14,207 CFN
14 61
Fri. Oct. 7
7:00 PM
HAM 21 @ BC 25 L 28,019 CFN
15 66
Sun. Oct. 16
1:00 PM
WPG 35 @ HAM 29 L 14,106 CBC
16 69
Fri. Oct. 21
8:00 PM
SSK 21 @ HAM 24 W 13,702 TSN
17 73
Sat. Oct. 29
1:30 PM
HAM 23 @ OTT 15 W 16,402
18 78
Sun. Nov. 6
1:30 PM
HAM 9 @ TOR 49 L 24,503 CBC
P1 81
Sun. Nov. 13
1:30 PM
HAM 28 @ WPG 35 L 12,210 CFN