The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1989 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1989 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1989 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 32 40 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 18 7 11 0 14 408 462 L7 0-6-0
    Home 9 4 5 0 8 231 213 L4 2-4-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 177 249 L3 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 10 3 7 0 6 221 225 L5 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 187 237 L2 3-3-0

Full 1989 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1989 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.406 2-3-0 (5) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.583 2-2-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.667
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.222
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.389
BC Lions (2) 0.389
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.889
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.500

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Bob Baker – Quarterbacks
  • Don Lawrence – Offensive line
  • Bob Padilla – Linebackers
  • Gene Gaines – Defensive secondary
  • Ron Simonson – Defensive line

1989 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,946
  • Total: 213,589
  • High: 28,449
  • Avg: 23,732 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1988 Avg: -88
  • Low: 20,541
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 72.03
  • Diff from League Avg: -1,684

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Team Scoring

19891988 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.33 0.28 +
Average Winning Score 34.00 4.89 +
Average Losing Score 15.45 0.66 -
Average Home Score 25.67 0.00
Average Visitor Score 19.67 0.11 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.14 1.30 -
Average Margin of Loss 12.00 6.11 -

Stadium

  • 1989 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 32,946
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1988 – Artificial turf

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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)
Winnipeg 5268120 8737124 373471 553186 231 (25.7)177 (19.7)408 (22.7)
Opponent 7252124 5546101 5867125 2781108 249 (27.7)213 (23.7)462 (25.7)

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) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 4 (2-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 8 (6-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (1-8-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (6-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 3rd 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (2-5-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (3-10-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (6-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 10 (0-10-0)
After OT1 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1989 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Tim Jessie
  • 1 – Sean Salisbury
  • 1 – Lee Saltz

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Greg Battle
  • 1 – James West

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Quency Williams

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1989 Player Awards and Nominations

1989 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Greg Battle (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Greg Battle (Division Finalist)
  • Offensive Lineman — Chris Walby (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Chris Walby (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Paul Randolph (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1989 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8) John O'Brien (LB) York
2–8 (16) Moustafa Ali (CB) Carleton
3–8 (24) Bertrand Joyal (TE) Bishop's
4–8 (32) Matt Pearce (FB) British Columbia (UBC)
5–8 (40) Jeff Croonen (LB) Western Ontario
6–8 (48) Lance Scranton (OT) Dickinson State
7–8 (56) Paul Hitchcock (SB) Acadia
8–8 (64) Ron Bresch (OT) Manitoba

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1989 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
T Chris Walby
OLB James West
CB Rod Hill
P Bob Cameron
8 All-Division Selections
WR James Murphy
G David Black
T Chris Walby
DE Mike Gray
MLB Greg Battle
OLB James West
CB Rod Hill*
P Bob Cameron*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Thu. June 29
7:30 PM
WPG 16 @ TOR 17 L
B 8
Wed. July 5
8:30 PM
HAM 23 @ WPG 16 L
1 13
Fri. July 14
8:30 PM
OTT 24 @ WPG 29 W CFN
2 16
Thu. July 20
7:30 PM
WPG 22 @ HAM 28 L CBC
3 18
Tue. July 25
7:30 PM
WPG 43 @ OTT 32 W CFN
4 23
Wed. Aug. 2
8:30 PM
SSK 29 @ WPG 27 L TSN
5 28
Thu. Aug. 10
7:30 PM
WPG 12 @ TOR 20 L CFN
6 31
Wed. Aug. 16
8:30 PM
CGY 24 @ WPG 27 W TSN
7 35
Tue. Aug. 22
9:30 PM
WPG 10 @ CGY 31 L CFN
8 39
Tue. Aug. 29
8:30 PM
TOR 6 @ WPG 34 W CFN
9 42
Sun. Sept. 3
3:00 PM
WPG 28 @ SSK 20 W CBC
10 49
Sun. Sept. 10
2:30 PM
BC 34 @ WPG 53 W TSN
11 51
Sat. Sept. 16
10:30 PM
WPG 24 @ BC 20 OT W CBC
12 54
Fri. Sept. 22
8:30 PM
HAM 20 @ WPG 19 OT L CFN
13 61
Sun. Oct. 1
2:30 PM
TOR 24 @ WPG 17 L CFN
14 65
Mon. Oct. 9
3:00 PM
WPG 7 @ EDM 45 L CBC
15 67
Sun. Oct. 15
1:30 PM
WPG 21 @ HAM 29 L CFN
16 72
Sun. Oct. 22
2:30 PM
EDM 34 @ WPG 11 L CFN
17 76
Sun. Oct. 29
2:30 PM
OTT 18 @ WPG 14 L TSN
18 80
Sun. Nov. 5
1:30 PM
WPG 10 @ OTT 24 L TSN
P1 82
Sun. Nov. 12
1:30 PM
WPG 30 @ TOR 7 W CFN
P2 84
Sun. Nov. 19
1:30 PM
WPG 10 @ HAM 14 L CBC