The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1957 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1957 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1957 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 36 27 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 16 12 4 0 24 406 300 W4 5-1-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 200 152 W2 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 6 2 0 12 206 148 W3 5-1-0

Full 1957 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1957 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.438 6-2-0 (8) 6-2-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
BC Lions (4) 0.281
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.875
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.219

Team Scoring

19571956 +/-
Average Combined Score 44.13 +10.19
Average Winning Score 30.67 +5.78
Average Losing Score 9.50 -3.50
Average Home Score 25.00 +5.62
Average Visitor Score 25.75 +5.75
Average Margin of Victory 16.08 -1.36
Average Margin of Loss 21.75 +11.75

1957 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 19,660
  • Total: 130,762
  • High: 20,253
  • Avg: 16,345 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1956 Avg: -466
  • Low: 12,855
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 83.14
  • Diff from League Avg: +16,045

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1957 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 19,660
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1955 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

300 (18.8)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 454287 6243105 415394 5268120 200 (25.0)206 (25.8)406 (25.4)
Opponent 212445 623799 364076 334780 148 (18.5)152 (19.0)

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 5 (4-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 8 (7-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 10 (9-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (3-3-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 12 (12-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1957 Player Awards and Nominations

1957 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Kenny Ploen (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Herb Gray (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Gerry James (Winner)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1957 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6)   Murdy Armstrong (HB) McGill
2–6 (15)   Russ Thomas (T) Queen's
3–6 (24)   Don Killinger (E) Western Ontario
4–6 (30)   Paul Dingle (E) McGill
5–6   Pass
6–6   Pass

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1957 All-Star Selections

6 All-Division Selections
QB Kenny Ploen
HB Gerry James
E Ernie “Zazu” Pitts
DT Robert “Buddy” Tinsley, Jr.
DE Herb Gray
SEC Gordie Rowland

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
A
Thu. Aug. 1
HAM 21 @ WPG 0 L 11,200  
B
Sat. Aug. 10
OTT 6 @ WPG 36 W 10,000  
1
Thu. Aug. 15
EDM 21 @ WPG 14 L 18,029  
2
Sat. Aug. 24
WPG 7 @ SSK 3 W 12,500  
3
Fri. Aug. 30
BC 14 @ WPG 20 W 16,442  
3
Mon. Sept. 2
WPG 8 @ EDM 41 L 17,000  
4
Sat. Sept. 7
SSK 29 @ WPG 35 W 15,975  
5
Sat. Sept. 14
WPG 40 @ CGY 13 W 16,000  
5
Mon. Sept. 16
WPG 41 @ BC 21 W 22,218  
6
Sat. Sept. 21
CGY 7 @ WPG 30 W 18,322  
7
Mon. Sept. 30
EDM 27 @ WPG 28 W 20,253  
8
Sat. Oct. 5
WPG 0 @ EDM 41 L 16,000  
8
Mon. Oct. 7
WPG 37 @ SSK 3 W 8,500  
9
Sat. Oct. 12
BC 22 @ WPG 16 L 14,700  
10
Sat. Oct. 19
WPG 31 @ CGY 7 W 10,000  
10
Mon. Oct. 21
SSK 19 @ WPG 27 W 14,186  
11
Mon. Oct. 28
CGY 13 @ WPG 30 W 12,855  
12
Sat. Nov. 2
WPG 42 @ BC 19 W 17,695  
P1
Sat. Nov. 9
CGY 13 @ WPG 13 T 12,392  
P1
Mon. Nov. 11
WPG 15 @ CGY 3 W 14,000  
P2
Sat. Nov. 16
EDM 7 @ WPG 19 W 13,849  
P2
Wed. Nov. 20
WPG 4 @ EDM 5 L 18,000  
P2
Sat. Nov. 23
WPG 17 @ EDM 2 OT W 20,000  
Canadian Football Council
GC
Sat. Nov. 30 1:00 PM
WPG 7 vs HAM 32 L 27,051 R/C, CBC