Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1953

1953 - 1957 - Grey Cup Champs 1953 – 1957

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 Blue Bombers 32–7 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

This was the first Grey Cup game to be covered on coast-to-coast television.

The game is famous for a play in which Hamilton defensive back Ray Bawel intercepted a Winnipeg pass and raced unopposed for an apparent touchdown. As he passed the Winnipeg bench, however, Dave Humphrey, a Toronto fan who was standing in front of the Winnipeg bench, put his foot out and tripped Bawel. After the officials huddled together for a while to discuss the situation not covered by the rulebook, referee Paul Dojack assessed a penalty of half the distance to the goal line as a sort of compromise. As it turned out, the incident had little effect as Hamilton scored on the ensuing drive, and the game ended in a 32–7 rout for Hamilton.