List of Hamilton Tigers seasons

This is an incomplete list of seasons competed by the Hamilton Tigers, a Canadian football team that competed in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and Ontario Rugby Football Union. The Hamilton Football Club was formed on November 3rd, 1869 and was first referred to as the Tigers in a game against the Toronto Argonauts on October 18th, 1873, while also wearing black and gold for the first time. They were one of four original teams that formed the IRFU on September 13th, 1907 and played in that league for 34 seasons before joining the ORFU in 1948.

In 1941, during World War II, a new team, named the Hamilton Wildcats began playing in the Ontario Rugby Football Union after the Tigers suspended operations due to most of their players fighting in the war. After the Tigers rejoined the IRFU, the two teams were simultaneously competing for the Grey Cup. In 1950, the two clubs merged under the moniker Hamilton Tiger-Cats after it became apparent that both teams would not be able to compete financially in the same market.

Throughout their history, the Tigers won five Grey Cups.

Grey Cup Championships Division Championships Regular season Championships
Season League Finish Wins Losses Ties Playoffs
1898 ORFU 2nd 4 2 0
1899 ORFU 4th 0 6 0
1900 ORFU 3rd 1 5 0
1901 ORFU 3rd 2 4 0
1902 ORFU 3rd 0 1 0 Ceased operations after one game
1903 ORFU 1st 4 0 0 Won ORFU Finals (Torontos) 20–7
No Dominion Championship played in this year
1904 ORFU 1st 4 0 0 Won ORFU Finals (Torontos) 2–0 series
No Dominion Championship played in this year
1905 ORFU 1st 6 0 0 Won ORFU Cup, but were not permitted to play for
the Dominion Championship
1906 ORFU 1st 6 0 0 Won East Semi-Final (Montreal FBC) 11–6
Won East Final (McGill) 29–3
1907 IRFU 2nd 4 2 0
1908 IRFU 2nd 5 1 0 Won League Playoff (Rough Riders) 11–9
Won East Semi-Final (TAAC) 31–8
Won East Final (Varsity Blues) 21–17
1909 IRFU 1st 5 1 0 Lost League Playoff (Rough Riders) 14–8
1910 IRFU 1st 4 2 0 Lost Grey Cup (Varsity Blues) 16–7
1911 IRFU 2nd 3 3 0
1912 IRFU 3rd 3 3 0
1913 IRFU 1st 5 1 0 Won Grey Cup (TPCC) 44–2
1914 IRFU 1st 5 1 0 Lost League Playoff (Argonauts) 0–1-1 series
1915 IRFU 1st 6 0 0 Won Grey Cup (TRAA) 13–7
1916 Season suspended due to World War I.
1917
1918
1919 IRFU 3rd 3 3 0
1920 IRFU 2nd 4 2 0
1921 IRFU 3rd 3 3 0
1922 IRFU 2nd 3 1 2
1923 IRFU 1st 4 1 1 Won East Semi-Final (HRC) 24–1
Lost East Final (Queen's) 13–5
1924 IRFU 1st 5 1 0 Lost East Final (Queen's) 11–1
1925 IRFU 3rd 2 3 1
1926 IRFU 2nd 3 3 0
1927 IRFU 1st 5 1 0 Won East Final (Queen's) 21–6
Lost Grey Cup (Beachers) 9–6
1928 IRFU 1st 6 0 0 Won East Final (Varsity Blues) 28–5
Won Grey Cup (Roughriders) 30–0
1929 IRFU 1st 5 1 0 Won East Semi-Final (Imperials) 14–2
Won East Final (Queen's) 14–3
Won Grey Cup (Roughriders) 14–3
1930 IRFU 1st 4 0 2 Won East Semi-Final (Queen's) 8–3
Lost East Final (Beachers) 8–5
1931 IRFU 2nd 3 3 0
1932 IRFU 1st 5 1 0 Won East Semi-Final (Imperials) 15–11
Won East Final (Varsity Blues) 9–3
Won Grey Cup (Roughriders) 25–6
1933 IRFU 4th 1 5 0
1934 IRFU 1st 3 1 2 Lost East Semi-Final (Imperials) 11–4
1935 IRFU 1st 7 2 0 Won East Semi-Final (Queen's) 44–4
Won East Final (Imperials) 22–0
Lost Grey Cup ('Pegs) 18–12
1936 IRFU 3rd 3 3 0 Lost East Semi-Final (Rough Riders) 3–2
1937 IRFU 3rd 2 4 0
1938 IRFU 3rd 2 4 0
1939 IRFU 3rd 2 4 0
1940 IRFU 3rd 2 4 0
1941 did not participate
1942 Season cancelled (World War II)
1943
1944
1945 IRFU 3rd 1 5 0
1946 IRFU 4th 0 10 2
1947 IRFU 3rd 1 5 0
1948 ORFU 1st 9 0 0 Won ORFU Finals (Beaches-Indians) 2–0 series
Lost Eastern Finals (Rough Riders) 19–0
1949 ORFU 1st 10 2 0 Won ORFU Finals (Imperials) 1–1 series (26–18 points)
Lost Eastern Finals (Alouettes) 40–0
Merged to form Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Regular Season Totals (1898–1949) 165 104 10
Playoff Totals (1898–1949) 21 10 1
Grey Cup Totals (1909–1949) 5 3

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