The Toronto Argonauts’ 1959 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the IRFU

Toronto Argonauts 1959 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1959 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 79 68 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 14 4 10 0 8 192 274 L5 1-5-0
    Home 7 2 5 0 4 113 113 L3 2-4-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 79 161 L2 1-5-0

Full 1959 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1959 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.582 2-5-0 (7) 2-5-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.429
Ottawa Rough Riders (5) 0.571

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1959 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 33,150
  • Total: 161,309
  • High: 27,883
  • Avg: 23,044 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1958 Avg: +3,239
  • Low: 19,041
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 69.51
  • Diff from League Avg: +3,997

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Team Scoring

19591958 +/-
Average Combined Score 33.29 7.71 -
Average Winning Score 29.00 4.75 -
Average Losing Score 7.60 5.50 -
Average Home Score 16.14 4.14 -
Average Visitor Score 11.29 6.43 -
Average Margin of Victory 16.75 7.50 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.90 1.00 +

Stadium

  • 1959 home stadium: Exhibition Stadium
  • Capacity: 33,150
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1959 – Opened 1959

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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)
Toronto 131124 352358 292150 362460 113 (16.1)79 (11.3)192 (13.7)
Opponent 293463 315687 173552 363672 161 (23.0)113 (16.1)274 (19.6)

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

Toronto Argonauts 1959 Player Awards and Nominations

1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dick Shatto (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Bobby Jack Oliver (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bobby Kuntz (Team Nominee)

Toronto Argonauts 1959 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Larry Stacey (DE) Toronto
2–1 (10) Doug Lougheed (E) Toronto
3–1 Pass
4–1 Pass

Toronto Argonauts 1959 All-Star Selections

3 All-Division Selections
HB Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist
HB Dick Shatto
DHB Jim Rountree

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
B 5
Wed. Aug. 5
CHIC 55 @ TOR 26 L 27,770
C 7
Wed. Aug. 12
SSK 13 @ TOR 53 W 10,000
1 9
Tue. Aug. 18
TOR 21 @ OTT 20 W 20,675
11
Fri. Aug. 21
HAM 16 @ TOR 7 L 22,813
2 12
Fri. Aug. 28
TOR 6 @ MTL 24 L 23,927
3 15
Mon. Sept. 7
TOR 3 @ HAM 37 L 24,425
4 17
Sun. Sept. 13
OTT 6 @ TOR 19 W 25,849
5 19
Wed. Sept. 16
TOR 1 @ OTT 28 L 13,097
21
Sun. Sept. 20
HAM 34 @ TOR 17 L 27,883
6 23
Sat. Sept. 26
MTL 9 @ TOR 39 W 20,035
7 25
Sat. Oct. 3
TOR 37 @ MTL 14 W 22,152
8 27
Sat. Oct. 10
HAM 13 @ TOR 7 L 26,223
28
Mon. Oct. 12
TOR 7 @ HAM 20 L 22,068
9 31
Sat. Oct. 17
MTL 4 @ TOR 3 L 19,041
10 33
Sat. Oct. 24
TOR 4 @ OTT 18 L 14,698
11 35
Sat. Oct. 31
OTT 31 @ TOR 21 L 19,465