John Tamargo

1980 Topps

Between 1976 and 1980, Tamargo appeared in 135 games for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos. In 244 at bats he hit .242 with four home runs. Tamargo twice played in 42 games in a season, which would rank as his career high. His best year was probably his last year, as he hit .275 with 13 RBIs in 37 games while backing up Gary Carter for the Expos in 1980.


April 10, 1979 was opening day at Candlestick Park and Tamargo made it a memorable one. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, he pinch hit for Vida Blue and took John D’Acquisto deep to give the Giants a walk-off win over the San Diego Padres.

John Tamargo – career stats

1981 Fleer

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, punk rocker ... I am actually in the (a) Hall of Fame. They said to never trust anyone over 30 and now I am so far past that point, spinning aimlessly and still trying to figure out my place in the world.

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