1958 CFL season was the fifth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it would become known as the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League (see below).
CFL news in 1958 [ edit ]
The Canadian Football Council (CFC) withdrew from the
Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) to become a separate entity. As a separate entity, the CFC decided to rename its league the Canadian Football League (CFL) on Sunday, January 19, at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg.
The Commissioner of the CFC, Winnipeg's
G. Sydney Halter, QC, was reappointed as the first-ever CFL commissioner. The CFL officially opened its operations on Thursday, August 14, as 18,206 spectators watched the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 29–21 in pre-season action at Winnipeg. A regular season game was played in the United States, at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium on September 14 as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders by a score of 24–18.
Regular season [ edit ]
Final regular season standings [ edit ]
Note: GP = games played, W = wins, L = losses, T = ties, PF = points for, PA = points against, Pts = points
Bold text means a team clinched a playoff berth.
Winnipeg and Hamilton both received first-round byes.
Grey Cup playoffs [ edit ]
Note: All dates in 1958
Semi-finals [ edit ]
Edmonton won the total-point series by 58–12. The Eskimos went on to play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Western Final.
The Rough Riders went on to play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Final.
Winnipeg won the best-of-three series 2–1. The Blue Bombers advanced to the Grey Cup game.
Hamilton won the total-point series 54–14. The Tiger-Cats advanced to the Grey Cup game.
Playoff bracket [ edit ]
Grey Cup Championship [ edit ]
Note: Western Semi-Final dates are not confirmed; however, since (1) the regular season ended on November 1 in the West and on November 8 in the East, and (2) all other playoff dates are accurate, including the date of the Grey Cup game, it is reasonable to assume the above dates are correct.
CFL Leaders [ edit ]
1958 Eastern All-Stars [ edit ]
Offence [ edit ]
Bernie Faloney, Hamilton Tiger-Cats RB –
Joel Wells, Montreal Alouettes RB –
Gerry McDougall, Hamilton Tiger-Cats RB –
Dick Shatto, Toronto Argonauts E –
Red O'Quinn, Montreal Alouettes E –
Paul Dekker, Hamilton Tiger-Cats FW –
Ron Howell, Hamilton Tiger-Cats C –
Tommy Hugo, Montreal Alouettes C –
Norm Stoneburgh, Toronto Argonauts OG –
Hardiman Cureton, Ottawa Rough Riders OG –
Jackie Simpson, Montreal Alouettes OT –
Dick Fouts, Toronto Argonauts OT –
John Barrow, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Defence [ edit ]
Milt Graham, Ottawa Rough Riders DT –
John Barrow, Hamilton Tiger-Cats DE –
Pete Neumann, Hamilton Tiger-Cats DE –
Doug McNichol, Montreal Alouettes DG –
Vince Scott, Hamilton Tiger-Cats DG –
Jackie Simpson, Montreal Alouettes LB –
Tommy Hugo, Montreal Alouettes LB –
Tony Curcillo, Hamilton Tiger-Cats DB –
Hal Patterson, Montreal Alouettes DB –
Ralph Goldston, Hamilton Tiger-Cats DB –
Ed Macon, Hamilton Tiger-Cats S –
Bobby Simpson, Ottawa Rough Riders
1958 Western All-Stars [ edit ]
Offence [ edit ]
Jackie Parker, Edmonton Eskimos RB –
Cookie Gilchrist, Saskatchewan Roughriders RB –
Jack Hill, Saskatchewan Roughriders RB –
Leo Lewis, Winnipeg Blue Bombers RB –
Johnny Bright, Edmonton Eskimos E –
Ken Carpenter, Saskatchewan Roughriders E –
Ernie Warlick, Calgary Stampeders C –
Jim Furey, Calgary Stampeders OG –
Harry Langford, Calgary Stampeders OG –
Tom Hinton, British Columbia Lions OT –
Don Luzzi, Calgary Stampeders OT –
Roger Nelson, Edmonton Eskimos
Defence [ edit ]
Don Luzzi, Calgary Stampeders DT –
Buddy Tinsley, Winnipeg Blue Bombers DE –
Art Walker, Edmonton Eskimos DE –
Herb Gray, Winnipeg Blue Bombers MG –
Steve Patrick, Winnipeg Blue Bombers LB –
Rollie Miles, Edmonton Eskimos LB –
Gord Rowland, Winnipeg Blue Bombers LB –
David Burkholder, Winnipeg Blue Bombers LB –
Ted Tully, Edmonton Eskimos DB –
Jack Gotta, Calgary Stampeders DB –
Larry Isbell, Saskatchewan Roughriders S –
Oscar Kruger, Edmonton Eskimos
1958 CFL Awards [ edit ]
1958 Miss Grey Cup [ edit ]
Miss Montreal Alouettes Joan Van Boven was named Miss Grey Cup 1958
References [ edit ]