45th Grey Cup

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45th Grey Cup
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Winnipeg Blue Bombers
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DateNovember 30, 1957
Stadium Varsity Stadium
Location Toronto
Referee Paul Dojack
Broadcasters
Network CBC, only on CBLT Toronto
Announcers Norm Marshall, Larry O'Brien

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. [1]

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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 on the sidelines 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. [2] [3] [4]

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