Friday, December 7, 2018

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 JOHN TAMARGO

Here’s a “not so missing” 1978 card for former catcher John Tamargo, who started off his five-year Major League career with the St. Louis Cardinals, including four games during the 1977 season after breaking in with 10 in 1976:


Tamargo went 0-for-4 at the plate for St. Louis over those four games in 1977, while collecting three hits over 10 at-bats in his first taste of the Big Leagues in 1976.
In 1978 he’d end up splitting the season between St. Louis and the San Francisco Giants, batting .224 over 42 games, with 22 hits in 98 at-bats.
The following year he’d end up splitting between the Giants and Montreal Expos, hitting .247, before playing out what would be his last as an active player in 1980 with the Expos, hitting .275 over 37 games, with 13 runs batted in, both career highs.
Overall for his major League tenure, Tamargo ended up hitting .242 with 59 hits in 244 at-bats, scoring 19 runs while driving in 33 over 135 games.

2 comments:

  1. Nice card. Sure beats that 1979 black and white rookie card!

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    1. Agreed, he should have received a full-length card in '79

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