The 46th Grey Cup
was the championship game of the 1958 season
of the Canadian Football League
on November 29, 1958. The game was played in Vancouver's Empire Stadium before a crowd of 36,567. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers
defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(35) - TDs, Jim Van Pelt (2), Norm Rauhaus, Charlie Shepard. Cons, Van Pelt (4). FGs, Van Pelt (2). Single, Shepard.Hamilton Tiger-Cats
(28) - TDs, Ron Howell
(2), Ralph Goldston
, Gerry McDougall
. Cons, Steve Oneschuk (4).
Tiger-Cats head coach Jim Trimble
stated before the game his team would "waffle" the Blue Bombers.
Hamilton started well, opening a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Winnipeg had got within one point when the Hamilton coach made a controversial call.
Instead of downing the ball before half time, coach Trimble elected to punt the ball away on the last play. The punt was blocked, and recovered in the end zone by Bomber Norm Rauhaus
to give them a 20-14 half-time lead. "We should have won the 1958 Grey Cup but there was a bad coaching error before halftime" said Hamilton defensive lineman Angelo Mosca
In the second half, Hamilton came back to tie, but a Hamilton fumble was recovered by Bomber Gord Rowland
which led to a touchdown by Winnipeg fullback Charlie Shepard
. Hamilton again fought back to take the lead 28-27. Winnipeg quarterback Jim Van Pelt
scored on a trick play where he pitched the ball to running back Leo Lewis
who passed back to Van Pelt for... Read More