List of Hamilton Tiger-Cats seasons

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This is a complete list of seasons competed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats , a Canadian Football League team. The Hamilton Football Club was formed on November 3, 1869 and was first referred to as the Tigers in a game against the Toronto Argonauts on October 18, 1873, while also wearing black and gold for the first time. In 1941, during World War II, a new team, named the Hamilton Wildcats began playing in the Ontario Rugby Football Union after the Tigers suspended operations due to most of their players fighting in the war. After the Tigers rejoined the IRFU, the two teams were simultaneously competing for the Grey Cup. In 1950, the two clubs merged under the moniker Hamilton Tiger-Cats after it became apparent that both teams would not be able to compete financially in the same market.

Throughout their history, the Tiger-Cats have won eight Grey Cups and Hamilton franchises combined have won 15 Grey Cups.

Grey Cup ChampionshipsDivision Championships*Regular season Championships^
League
Season
Tiger-Cats
Season
LeagueDivisionFinishWinsLossesTiesPlayoffs
1950 1950 IRFU 1st^750Lost IRFU Semi-Finals (Argonauts) 0–2 series (19–35 points)
1951 1951 IRFU2nd750Won IRFU Semi-Finals (Argonauts) 1–1 series (31–28 points)
Lost IRFU Finals (Rough Riders) 0–2 series (16–28 points)
1952 1952 IRFU1st921Lost IRFU Finals (Argonauts) 1–2 series (45–40 points)
1953 1953 IRFU†*2nd860Won IRFU Finals (Alouettes) 2–0 series (59–23 points)
Won Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 12–6
1954 1954 IRFU2nd950Lost IRFU Finals (Alouettes) 0–2 series (38–28 points)
1955 1955 IRFU2nd840Lost IRFU Semi-Finals (Argonauts) 32–28
1956 1956 IRFU2nd770Won IRFU Semi-Finals (Rough Riders) 46–21
Lost IRFU Finals (Alouettes) 0–2 series (78–62 points)
1957 1957 IRFU†*1st^1040Won East Finals (Alouettes) 2–0 series (56–11 points)
Won Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 32–7
1958 1958 CFL IRFU*1st^1031Won IRFU Finals (Rough Riders) 2–0 series (54–14 points)
Lost Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 35–28
1959 1959 CFLIRFU*1st^1040Won East Finals (Rough Riders) 1–1 series (26–24 points)
Lost Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 21–7
1960 1960 CFLIRFU4th4100
1961 1961 CFLEast*1st^1040Won East Finals (Argonauts) 1–1 series (55–27 points)
Lost Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 21–14 (OT)
1962 1962 CFLEast*1st^941Won East Finals (Alouettes) 2–0 series (58–38 points)
Lost Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 28–27
1963 1963 CFLEast*1st^1040Won East Finals (Rough Riders) 1–1 series (63–35 points)
Won Grey Cup (Lions) 21–10
1964 1964 CFLEast*1st^1031Won East Finals (Rough Riders) 1–1 series (39–38 points)
Lost Grey Cup (Lions) 34–24
1965 1965 CFLEast*1st^1040Won East Finals (Rough Riders) 1–0–1 series (25–20 points)
Won Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 22–16
1966 1966 CFLEast2nd950Won East Semi-Finals (Alouettes) 24–14
Lost East Finals (Rough Riders) 0–2 series (17–72 points)
1967 1967 CFLEast*1st^1040Won East Finals (Rough Riders) 2–0 series (37–3 points)
Won Grey Cup (Roughriders) 24–1
1968 1968 CFLEast3rd671Lost East Semi-Finals (Argonauts) 33–21
1969 1969 CFLEast3rd851Lost East Semi-Finals (Argonauts) 15–9
1970 1970 CFLEast1st^851Lost East Finals (Alouettes) 0–2 series (26–43 points)
1971 1971 CFLEast2nd770Won East Semi-Final (Rough Riders) 23–4
Lost East Finals (Argonauts) 0–1–1 series (25–40 points)
1972 1972 CFLEast*1st^1130Won East Finals (Rough Riders) 1–1 series (30–27 points)
Won Grey Cup (Roughriders) 13–10
1973 1973 CFLEast4th770
1974 1974 CFLEast3rd790Lost East Semi-Final (Rough Riders) 21–19
1975 1975 CFLEast3rd5101Lost East Semi-Final (Alouettes) 35–12
1976 1976 CFLEast2nd880Won East Semi-Final (Alouettes) 23–0
Lost East Final (Rough Riders) 17–15
1977 1977 CFLEast4th5110
1978 1978 CFLEast3rd5101Lost East Semi-Final (Alouettes) 35–20
1979 1979 CFLEast3rd6100Lost East Semi-Final (Rough Riders) 29–26
1980 1980 CFLEast*1st^871Won East Final (Alouettes) 24–13
Lost Grey Cup (Eskimos) 48–10
1981 1981 CFLEast1st^1141Lost East Final (Rough Riders) 17–13
1982 1982 CFLEast2nd871Lost East Semi-Final (Rough Riders) 30–20
1983 1983 CFLEast3rd5101Won East Semi-Final (Rough Riders) 33–31
Lost East Final (Argonauts) 41–36
1984 1984 CFLEast*2nd691Won East Semi-Final (Concordes) 17–11
Won East Final (Argonauts) 14–13 (OT)
Lost Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 47–17
1985 1985 CFLEast*1st^880Won East Final (Concordes) 50–26
Lost Grey Cup (Lions) 37–24
1986 1986 CFLEast*2nd981Won East Finals (Argonauts) 1–1 series (59–56 points)
Won Grey Cup (Eskimos) 39–15
1987 1987 CFLEast3rd7110Lost East Semi-Final (Argonauts) 29–13
1988 1988 CFLEast3rd990Lost East Semi-Final (Blue Bombers) 35–28
1989 1989 CFLEast*1st^1260Won East Final (Blue Bombers) 14–10
Lost Grey Cup (Roughriders) 43–40
1990 1990 CFLEast4th6120
1991 1991 CFLEast4th3150
1992 1992 CFLEast2nd1170Won East Semi-Final (Rough Riders) 29–28
Lost East Final (Blue Bombers) 59–11
1993 1993 CFLEast2nd6120Won East Semi-Final (Rough Riders) 21–10
Lost East Final (Blue Bombers) 20–19
1994 1994 CFLEast5th4140
1995 1995 CFLNorth4th8100Lost North Semi-Final (Stampeders) 31–13
1996 1996 CFLEast3rd8100Lost East Semi-Final (Alouettes) 22–11
1997 1997 CFLEast4th2160
1998 1998 CFLEast*1st^1251Won East Final (Alouettes) 22–20
Lost Grey Cup (Stampeders) 26–24
1999 1999 CFLEast*2nd1170Won East Semi-Final (Argonauts) 27–6
Won East Final (Alouettes) 27–26
Won Grey Cup (Stampeders) 32–21
2000 2000 CFLEast2nd990Lost East Semi-Final (Blue Bombers) 22–20
2001 2001 CFLEast2nd1170Won East Semi-Final (Alouettes) 24–12
Lost East Final (Blue Bombers) 28–13
2002 2002 CFLEast3rd7110
2003 2003 CFLEast4th1170
2004 2004 CFLEast3rd981Lost East Semi-Final (Argonauts) 24–6
2005 2005 CFLEast4th5130
2006 2006 CFLEast4th4140
2007 2007 CFLEast4th3150
2008 2008 CFLEast4th3150
2009 2009 CFLEast2nd990Lost East Semi-Final (Lions) 34–27 (OT)
2010 2010 CFLEast2nd990Lost East Semi-Final (Argonauts) 16–13
2011 2011 CFLEast3rd8100Won East Semi-Final (Alouettes) 52–44 (OT)
Lost East Final (Blue Bombers) 19–3
2012 2012 CFLEast4th6120
2013 2013 CFLEast*2nd1080Won East Semi-Final (Alouettes) 19–16 (OT)
Won East Final (Argonauts) 36–24
Lost Grey Cup (Roughriders) 45–23
2014 2014 CFLEast*1st^990Won East Final (Alouettes) 40–24
Lost Grey Cup (Stampeders) 20–16
2015 2015 CFLEast2nd1080Won East Semi-Final (Argonauts) 25–22
Lost East Final (Redblacks) 35–28
2016 2016 CFLEast2nd7110Lost East Semi-Final (Eskimos) 24–21
2017 2017 CFLEast3rd6120
2018 2018 CFLEast2nd8100Won East Semi-Final (Lions) 48–8
Lost East Final (Redblacks) 46–27
2019 2019 CFLEast*1st^1530Won East Final (Eskimos) 36–16
Lost Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 33–12
Regular Season Totals (1950–2019)54357217
Playoff Totals (1950–2019)42472
Grey Cup Totals (1950–2019)813

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