- 1953 - 1957
- 1963 - 1965 - 1967
- 1972 - 1986 - 1999
The Tigers and Wildcats amalgamated in 1950 to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats that would compete in the IRFU. Under the guidance of prominent and distinguished local leaders such as Ralph “Super-Duper” Cooper and F.M. Gibson, it was decided that the two teams should merge as one that would represent Hamilton. Cooper was named team president and Carl Voyles served as ...
Grey Cup 1953 The 41st Grey Cup game was the Canadian Football Championship in 1953. Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12-6 at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium in a game that ended on a controversial pass incompletion. Grey Cup 1957 The 45th Grey Cup was the Canadian Football Council’s (CFC) championship game of the 1957 season, which was played on November 30, 1957. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Winnipeg ...
Grey Cup 1963 The 51st Grey Cup took place on November 30, 1963, at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, and decided the Canadian Football League (CFL) champion for the 1963 season. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the BC Lions 21-10, in front of 36,545 spectators. The game is best remembered for a controversial sequence involving American players Angelo Mosca and Willie Fleming. Mosca was accused of kicking Fleming’s head while the latter laid on the field. ...
Grey Cup 1972 The 60th Grey Cup was played on December 3, 1972, before 33,993 fans at the Ivor Wynne Stadium at Hamilton. It was the last Grey Cup to be played in December. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 13-10. Grey Cup 1986 The 74th Grey Cup was the 1986 Canadian Football League championship game that was played at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Edmonton Eskimos. The Tiger-Cats unexpectedly dominated the Eskimos 39-15. ...
History of the Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a professional Canadian football team based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They are currently members of the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Tiger-Cats play their home games at Tim Hortons Field. They were founded in 1869 as the Hamilton Football Club (nickname "Tigers"). In 1950, the Tigers merged with cross-town upstart Hamilton Wildcats and adopted the nickname "Tiger-Cats".
1958 – Present / Canadian Football League
1950 - Present / Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Tiger-Cats - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats originated when the Hamilton Tigers and Hamilton Wildcats merged in 1950, forming the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Tiger-Cats is correctly spelled with a hyphen and capital letter "C."
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1999, 1986, 1972, 1967, 1965, 1963, 1957, 1953
2014 - Present / Tim Hortons Field
2014 / Ron Joyce Stadium
2013 / Alumni Stadium
1950 - 2012 / Ivor Wynne Stadium
2003 - Present / Bob Young
2003 / Canadian Football League
1995 - 2003 / David MacDonald and Tommy Grant
1993 - 1995 / Roger Yachetti, John Michaluk, David McDonald and Others
1992 - 1993 / Roger Yachetti and John Michaluk
1989 - 1992 / David Braley
1978 - 1989 / Maple Leaf Gardens
1974 - 1978 / Michael DeGroote
1960 - 1974 / Unknown
1950 - 1974 / Community - Widely Held
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
10 / Bernie Faloney
68 / Angelo Mosca
*Blue is this team’s history