45th Grey Cup

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45th Grey Cup
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(10-4) (12-4)
32 7
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12 7 7 6 32
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0 0 7 0 7
Date November 30, 1957
Stadium Varsity Stadium
Location Toronto
Referee Paul Dojack
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]

This was the first Grey Cup game to be covered on coast-to-coast television.

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 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]


  1. ^ "Grey Cup: 1957". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ Maki, Allan (2007-11-20). "Fifty years later, The Tripper returns to the scene of the crime". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  3. ^ "1957 – The Tripper". Grey Cup Oddities. CFL.ca. 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2007-12-08. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Jones, Terry (2003-11-12). "He's king of the zebras". Edmonton Sun. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2007-12-08.