On March 15, 1980 An under the radar transaction would have a big impact on the NL East race.

 

An under the radar transaction would have a big impact on the NL East race. On March 15th, Montreal traded a player to be named later and cash to the San Francisco Giants for catcher John Tamargo. On September 29th, Tamargo's pinch-hit 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th would win the game for the Expos and give them a half-game lead over the Phillies with just 5 games to play. The Phillies would eventually win the division in Montreal on the next to last game of the season thanks to Mike Schmidt's 11th inning homer.

On March 15th, Montreal traded a player to be named later and cash to the San Francisco Giants for catcher John Tamargo. On September 29th, Tamargo’s pinch-hit 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th would win the game for the Expos and give them a half-game lead over the Phillies with just 5 games to play.

The Phillies would eventually win the division in Montreal on the next to last game of the season thanks to Mike Schmidt’s 11th inning homer.