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

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 an 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.