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1989 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head Coach Al Bruno
Home Field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 12–6–0
Place 1st, East
Playoff Finish Lost in Grey Cup
Uniform
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The 1989 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 32nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 40th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 1st place in the East division with a 12–6–0 record and played in the 77th Grey Cup game. The team lost the highest scoring Grey Cup game in the trophy's history to the Saskatchewan Roughriders by a score of 43-40. Tony Champion set a franchise record for most touchdowns in one season with 15 and was the team's nominee for Most Outstanding Player.[1] Paul Osbaldiston nearly matched his franchise record for most converts in a single season. Osbaldiston had 47 converts, two less than he scored in 1988.


OffseasonEdit

CFL DraftEdit

Rd Pick Player Position School
2 11 Curtis Bell WR Washington
2 12 Ernie Schramayr FB Purdue
3 19 Wayne Drinkwalter LB Thunder Bay Giants
4 27 Mark Brus TB Tulsa
5 35 Steve Blyth DT San Diego State
6 43 Sam Loucks TB McMaster
7 51 Pete Buchanan LB Nebraska
8 59 Bill Scollard P Saint Mary's

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PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
B June 28 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 41–7 Win 1–0
C July 5 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23–16 Win 2–0

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Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 12 6 0 519 517 24
Toronto Argonauts 18 7 11 0 369 428 14
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 7 11 0 408 462 14
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 4 14 0 426 630 8

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Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 12 at Toronto Argonauts 24–15 Win 1–0
2 July 20 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28–22 Win 2–0
3 July 28 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 34–17 Win 3–0
4 Aug 4 vs. BC Lions 44–38 Win 4–0
5 Aug 10 at Calgary Stampeders 40–8 Loss 4–1
6 Aug 18 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 46–40 Win 5–1
7 Aug 23 at Toronto Argonauts 37–14 Loss 5–2
7 Aug 28 vs. Calgary Stampeders 34–22 Loss 5–3
8 Sept 4 vs. Toronto Argonauts 23–18 Win 6–3
9 Sept 10 at Ottawa Rough Riders 40–23 Loss 6–4
10 Sept 17 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 52–34 Win 7–4
11 Sept 22 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20–19 Win 8–4
12 Sept 29 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 33–12 Loss 8–5
13 Oct 6 at BC Lions 46–27 Loss 8–6
14 Oct 15 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29–21 Win 9–6
15 Oct 22 at Ottawa Rough Riders 32–22 Win 10–6
16 Oct 29 vs. Toronto Argonauts 45–14 Win 11–6
17 Nov 4 at Toronto Argonauts 36–27 Win 12–6

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PostseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Score Result
East Final Nov 19 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14–10 Win
Grey Cup Nov 26 Saskatchewan Roughriders 43–40 Loss

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Grey CupEdit

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13 14 3 10 40
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 21 12 9 43
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Awards and honoursEdit

1989 CFL All-StarsEdit

  • Tony Champion, Wide Receiver
  • Rocky DiPietro, Slotback

ReferencesEdit

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