The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1959 Season

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1959 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 44 42 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 16 12 4 0 24 388 235 L2 4-2-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 179 116 L1 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 6 2 0 12 209 119 L1 4-2-0

Full 1959 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 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 5 (4-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (8-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 3 (1-2-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 11 (10-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 9 (8-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (3-3-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
B
Tue. Aug. 4
WPG 39 @ MTL 34 W 21,739  
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
B
Thu. Aug. 6
HAM 8 @ WPG 5 L 18,025  
1
Thu. Aug. 13
WPG 42 @ BC 20 W 29,425  
2
Mon. Aug. 17
WPG 22 @ CGY 21 W 16,200  
2
Thu. Aug. 20
CGY 23 @ WPG 21 L 18,333  
3
Thu. Aug. 27
EDM 16 @ WPG 1 L 18,928  
3
Sat. Aug. 29
WPG 61 @ SSK 8 W 12,000  
4
Thu. Sept. 3
BC 23 @ WPG 34 W 18,003  
5
Sat. Sept. 5
WPG 16 @ EDM 8 W 17,143  
6
Sat. Sept. 12
SSK 14 @ WPG 41 W 15,962  
7
Sat. Sept. 19
WPG 6 @ BC 17 L 32,061  
7
Mon. Sept. 21
WPG 15 @ CGY 10 W 16,000  
8
Mon. Sept. 28
EDM 10 @ WPG 13 W 17,707  
9
Mon. Oct. 5
CGY 24 @ WPG 38 W 15,813  
10
Mon. Oct. 12
WPG 27 @ SSK 14 W 8,000  
11
Sat. Oct. 17
BC 6 @ WPG 31 W 18,184  
11
Mon. Oct. 19
WPG 20 @ EDM 21 L 15,500  
12
Mon. Oct. 26
SSK 37 @ WPG 30 FW 14,279  
P2
Wed. Nov. 11 2:00 PM
WPG 19 @ EDM 11 W 16,000  
P2
Sat. Nov. 14 3:00 PM
EDM 8 @ WPG 16 W 15,872 CBC
Canadian Football League
GC
Sat. Nov. 28 1:00 PM
WPG 21 vs HAM 7 W 33,133 CBC

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1959 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) 0.563
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.500
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.063

Team Scoring

19591958 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.13 +9.19
Average Winning Score 30.91 +4.99
Average Losing Score 15.60 +7.60
Average Home Score 26.13 -2.88
Average Visitor Score 26.13 +10.00
Average Margin of Victory 16.55 +1.39
Average Margin of Loss 7.20 +1.20

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 7546121 7178149 192544 4460104 209 (26.1)209 (26.1)418 (26.1)
Opponent 572481 402161 264268 303262 119 (14.9)153 (19.1)272 (17.0)

Coaches

Head Coach

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1959 Player Awards and Nominations

1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Van Pelt (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Herb Gray (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Steve Patrick (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1959 All-Star Selections

9 All-Division Selections
QB Jim Van Pelt
HB Charlie Shepard
E Ernie “Zazu” Pitts
G Ed Kotowich
T Frank Rigney
DE Herb Gray
MG Steve Patrick
ILB Garland Warren
DHB Kenny Ploen

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1959 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9)   Duncan Brodie (HB) Toronto
2–9 (18)   Morgan Drever (G) Toronto
3–9   Pass
4–9   Pass

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