TORONTO ARGONAUTS HISTORY

 

 

 TEAM HISTORICAL HI-LITES:

 

 1872

Harry O'Brien gathered crews of oarsmen, decked them out in Oxford and Cambridge blues, and formed the Argonaut Rowing Club.

 1873

First Argonaut football club was started under the guidance of head coach H.T. Glazebrook. Argonauts play one game in 1873 against the University of Toronto, and two against the Hamilton Tigers.

 1883

Ontario Rugby Football Union was formed. Under the direction of coach A.H. Campbell, the Argonauts defeat U of T 23-4, and Ottawa City 9-7, to win the championship.

 1895-97

Argonauts bowed out of competition after a dispute over professionalism.

 1909?

Argos begin play in VARSITY STADIUM.

 1914

Argonauts win their first Grey Cup.

 Dec 3, 1921

With 9,550 fans on hand at Toronto's Varsity Stadium, the Argonauts won the first-ever East-West Grey Cup, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos 23-0.

 1947

Argonauts win their third-consecutive Grey Cup, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10-9.

 1950

Argonauts triumph in the infamous "Mud Bowl" game, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13-0.

 1959

Argos move to newly-built EXHIBITION STADIUM.

 1983

Argos win their first Grey Cup in 31 years, defeating the BC Lions 18-17.

 1989

Argonauts move to SKYDOME.

 1997

Argos win their 14th Grey Cup November 16, 1997 in Edmonton, defeating Saskatchewan 47-23.

 1999

New York Insurance magnate Sherwood Schwarz purchases the Argos.

 2000

Michael "Pinball" Clemons becomes Head Coach of the Argos.

 2002

Argos promote Pinball to President of Football Operations, hiring Gary Etcheverry as Head Coach. Midway through the season Pinball takes over as Head Coach; leads team to Eastern Division Final.

 2003

Argos celebrate their 130th consecutive year, making them the oldest continuous professional sports franchise in North America!

 July 29, 2003

The CFL takes control of the Argonauts.

 Oct 24, 2003

Argos defeat the Calgary Stampeders 13-12, qualifying for post-season.

 Nov 5, 2003

David Cynamon & Howard Sokolowski purchase the Argos from the league.

 Nov 21, 2004

Argos win their 15th Grey Cup, defeating the BC Lions 27-19.  Damon Allen wins his third Grey Cup MVP award.

Nov 25, 2012

Argos win 100th Grey Cup, defeating Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in front of a home town crowd.


 PREVIOUS & ALTERNATE TEAM LOGO(S):

1960's Team Logo

1963 Team Logo

1970's Team Logo

1984 Team Logo

1988-1991 Team Logo

1995 Team Logo

Alternate Logo for 2001

2003 Commemorative Logo

Team logo, 1995-2004

 

 

 

 TWENTY-TWO GREY CUP VICTORIES FOR TORONTO-BASED TEAMS:

University of Toronto VARSITY BLUES (4)

First Grey Cup Champions: 1909 - University of Toronto Varsity Blues

1910 Grey Cup Champions

1911 Grey Cup Champions

1920 Grey Cup Champions

 

1909

1910

1911

1920

Balmy Beach "BEACHERS" (2)

no logo

available

1927 Grey Cup Champions

1930 Grey Cup Champions

 

1927

1930

RCAF HURRICANES (1)

1942 Grey Cup Champions

 

1942

 ARGONAUTS (16)

Argonauts' First Grey Cup: 1914

1921 Grey Cup Champions

1933 Grey Cup Champions

1937 Grey Cup Champions

1938 Grey Cup Champions

1945 Grey Cup Champions

1946 Grey Cup Champions

1947 Grey Cup Champions

1950 Grey Cup Champions

1952 Grey Cup Champions

1983 Grey Cup Champions

1991 Grey Cup Champions

1996 Grey Cup Champions

1997 Grey Cup Champions

2004 Grey Cup Champions

2004 Grey Cup Champions

 

1914

1921

1933

1937

1938

1945

1946

1947

1950

1952

1983

1991

1996

1997

2004

2012


 

ARGONAUTS' REGULAR SEASON RECORD:

1946 THROUGH JULY 19, 2013

# - In 2001 & 2002, 1 point was awarded for an Overtime loss.  [The Argos had 1 OT loss.]

 

GP

W

L

T

PF

PA

PTS

PCT

HOME

AWAY

1,064

484

562#

18

23,174

24,449

987#

.463

279-246#-8

205-316-10

 

 

ARGONAUTS' REGULAR SEASON RECORD VS. OTHER TEAMS, 1946 TO PRESENT:

 

 

 

OPPONENT:

GP

W

L

T

PF

PA

PTS

PCT.

HOME

AWAY

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS

1954 TO PRESENT

85

31

52

2

2,054

2,329

64

.376

19-23-0

12-29-2

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

1946 TO PRESENT

83

41

41

1

1,968

2,164

83

.500

26-15-1

15-26-0

EDMONTON ESKIMOS

1949 TO PRESENT

84

38

45#

1

1,912

2,164

78#

.458

23-19#-0

15-26-1

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

1950 TO PRESENT

216

91

123

2

4,603

4,748

184

.426

54-56-1

37-67-1

MONTREAL ALOUETTES/ CONCORDES

1946-1986; 1996 TO PRESENT

194

83

108

3

3,855

4,338

169

.436

45-51-1

38-57-2

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

1946 TO PRESENT

83

36

46

1

1,972

1,955

73

.440

19-23-0

17-23-1

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

1946 TO PRESENT

107

54

51

2

2,558

2,468

110

.514

35-17-2

19-34-0

OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS

1946-1996

166

81

82

3

3,323

3,416

165

.497

44-38-2

37-44-1

SACRAMENTO GOLDMINERS

1993-1994

3

1

2

0

103

107

2

.333

1-0-0

0-2-0

LAS VEGAS POSSE

1994

1

1

0

0

39

20

2

1.000

1-0-0

0-0-0

SHREVEPORT PIRATES

1994-1995

3

1

2

0

72

74

2

.333

0-1-0

1-1-0

BALTIMORE STALLIONS

1994-1995

3

1

2

0

65

93

2

.333

0-1-0

1-1-0

BIRMINGHAM BARRACUDAS

1995

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-----

0-0-0

0-0-0

MEMPHIS MAD DOGS

1995

2

1

1

0

20

35

2

.500

0-1-0

1-0-0

SAN ANTONIO TEXANS

1995

2

0

2

0

49

89

0

.000

0-1-0

0-1-0

OTTAWA RENEGADES

2002-2005

10

6

4

0

238

205

12

.600

5-0-0

1-4-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARGONAUTS' POST-SEASON RECORD:

1946 THROUGH NOVEMBER 18, 2012

Not including Grey Cup

 

OPPONENT:

GP

W

L

T

PF

PA

Pct

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

22

14

7

1

430

396

.659

MONTREAL ALOUETTES/CONCORDES

15

5

10

0

344

408

.333

OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS

27

11

16

0

375

394

.407

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

7

3

4

0

135

129

.429

BALTIMORE STALLIONS

1

0

1

0

15

34

.000

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

1

1

0

0

24

14

1.000

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS

1

1

0

0

28

7

1.000

EDMONTON ESKIMOS

1

1

0

0

42

26

1.000

TOTALS

75

36

37

1

1,386

1,387

.487

 

 

 

TORONTO'S GREY CUP RECORD:

 

 

 

YEAR:

SITE:

WINNING TEAM:

LOSING TEAM:

1911

Toronto

U OF TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 14

Toronto Argonauts 7

1912

Hamilton

Hamilton Alerts 11

Toronto Argonauts 4

1914

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 14

U of Toronto Varsity Blues 2

1920

Toronto

U OF TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 16

Toronto Argonauts 3

1921

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 23

Edmonton Eskimos 0

1933

Sarnia

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 4

Sarnia Imperials 3

1937

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 4

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3

1938

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 30

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7

1945

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 35

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0

1946

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 28

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 6

1947

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 10

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9

1950

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 13

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0

1952

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 21

Edmonton Eskimos 11

1971

Vancouver

Calgary Stampeders 14

Toronto Argonauts 11

1982

Toronto

Edmonton Eskimos 32

Toronto Argonauts 16

1983

Vancouver

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 18

BC Lions 17

1987

Vancouver

Edmonton Eskimos 38

Toronto Argonauts 36

1991

Winnipeg

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 36

Calgary Stampeders 21

1996

Hamilton

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 43

Edmonton Eskimos 37

1997

Edmonton

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 47

Saskatchewan Roughriders 23

2004

Ottawa

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 27

BC Lions 19

2012

Toronto

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 35

Calgary Stampeders 22

 

Apps

Won

Lost

PF

PA

Pct

22

16

6

465

305

.727

 

 

 

 


 

 

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