1989 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

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1989 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach Al Bruno
Home field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record12–6
Division place1st, East
Playoff finishLost Grey Cup
Team MOP Tony Champion
Team MOC Rocky DiPietro
Team MOR Stephen Jordan
Uniform
CFL HAM Jersey 1989.png

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 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 fewer than he scored in 1988.

Contents

Offseason

CFL Draft

RdPickPlayerPositionSchool
211 Curtis Bell WRWashington
212 Ernie Schramayr FBPurdue
319 Wayne Drinkwalter LBThunder Bay Giants
427 Mark Brus TBTulsa
535 Steve Blyth DTSan Diego State
643 Sam Loucks TBMcMaster
751 Pete Buchanan LBNebraska
859 Bill Scollard PSaint Mary's

[2]

Preseason

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
BJune 28vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 41–7Win1–0
CJuly 5at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23–16Win2–0

[3]

Regular season

Season standings

East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18126051951724
Toronto Argonauts 18711036942814
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18711040846214
Ottawa Rough Riders 1841404266308

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Season schedule

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
1July 12at Toronto Argonauts24–15Win1–0
2July 20vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers28–22Win2–0
3July 28at Saskatchewan Roughriders34–17Win3–0
4Aug 4vs. BC Lions44–38Win4–0
5Aug 10at Calgary Stampeders40–8Loss4–1
6Aug 18vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders46–40Win5–1
7Aug 23at Edmonton Eskimos37–14Loss5–2
7Aug 28vs. Calgary Stampeders34–22Loss5–3
8Sept 4vs. Toronto Argonauts23–18Win6–3
9Sept 10at Ottawa Rough Riders40–23Loss6–4
10Sept 17vs. Ottawa Rough Riders52–34Win7–4
11Sept 22at Winnipeg Blue Bombers20–19Win8–4
12Sept 29vs. Edmonton Eskimos33–12Loss8–5
13Oct 6at BC Lions46–27Loss8–6
14Oct 15vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers29–21Win9–6
15Oct 22at Ottawa Rough Riders32–22Win10–6
16Oct 29vs. Toronto Argonauts45–14Win11–6
17Nov 4at Toronto Argonauts36–27Win12–6

[3]

Postseason

Schedule

GameDateOpponentScoreResult
East FinalNov 19vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14–10Win
Grey CupNov 26 Saskatchewan Roughriders 43–40Loss

[3]

Grey Cup

Teams1 Q2 Q3 Q4 QFinal
Hamilton Tiger-Cats131431040
Saskatchewan Roughriders12112943

[5]

Awards and honours

1989 CFL All-Stars

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