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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]

45th Grey Cup
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(10–4) (12–4)
32 7
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1234 Total
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 130019 32
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0007 7
DateNovember 30, 1957
StadiumVarsity Stadium
RefereePaul Dojack
NetworkCBC, only on CBLT Toronto
AnnouncersNorm Marshall, Larry O'Brien

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 on the sidelines 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". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-12-08.
  3. ^ "1957 – The Tripper". Grey Cup Oddities. 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.