The 1987Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 30th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 38th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 3rd place in the East division with a 7–11–0 record and lost the East Semi-Final to the Toronto Argonauts. Steve Stapler set a franchise record (broken in 1989) for most touchdowns in one season with 13.
Harold Ballard was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a Builder, May 2, 1987.
Angelo Mosca was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a player on, May 2, 1987. He played 15 CFL seasons, including nine times in the Grey Cup Game (emerging a winner five times). A CFL All-Star in 1963 and 1970, he was an Eastern All-Star Defensive Tackle five times.