1959 Toronto Argonauts season

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1959 Toronto Argonauts season
Head coach Hamp Pool
Steve Owen[1]
Home field Exhibition Stadium[2]
Results
Record 4–10–0
Division place 4th, IRFU
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1958 1960 >

The 1959 Toronto Argonauts finished in fourth place in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union with a 4–10–0 record and failed to make the playoffs.

Preseason[edit]

The Argonauts hosted an interleague exhibition game on August 5 against the NFL's Chicago Cardinals in the inaugural game at the new Exhibition Stadium. The game was the first to involve a NFL team played in Toronto. It was also the first NFL-CFL interleague exhibition match held since the establishment of the Canadian Football League in 1958. The Argos lost 55–26.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance
August 5 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) Exhibition Stadium L 55–26 27,770

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Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 298 162 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 8 6 0 275 217 16
Montreal Alouettes 14 6 8 0 193 305 12
Toronto Argonauts 14 4 10 0 192 274 8

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance Record
1 August 18 @ Rough Riders Landsdowne Park W 21–20 20,675 1–0–0
1 August 21 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium L 16–7 27,554 1–1–0
2 August 28 @ Alouettes Molson Stadium L 24–6 23,927 1–2–0
3 September 7 @ Tiger-Cats Civic Stadium L 37–3 24,245 1–3–0
4 September 13 Rough Riders Exhibition Stadium W 19–6 25,849 2–3–0
5 September 16 @ Rough Riders Landsdowne Park L 28–1 13,097 2–4–0
5 September 20 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium L 34–17 27,883 2–5–0
6 September 26 Alouettes Exhibition Stadium W 39–9 20,035 3–5–0
7 October 3 @ Alouettes Molson Stadium W 37–14 22,152 4–5–0
8 October 10 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium L 13–7 26,223 4–6–0
8 October 12 @ Tiger-Cats Civic Stadium L 20–7 22,068 4–7–0
9 October 17 Alouettes Exhibition Stadium L 4–3 19,941 4–8–0
10 October 24 @ Rough Riders Landsdowne Park L 18–4 14,996 4–9–0
11 October 31 Rough Riders Exhibition Stadium L 31–21 19,465 4–10–0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Coaching". Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Argonauts Stadium History". Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ Teitel, Jay (1983). The Argo Bounce. Toronto, Ontario: Lester and Orpen Dennys. pp. 54–55. ISBN 0-88619-033-9. 
  4. ^ "Argos Smothered By Cardinals And Lose Norm Stoneburgh". Canadian Press. August 6, 1959. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "1959 Toronto Argonauts". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  6. ^ "1959 Regular Season Standings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2011-05-07.