John Felix Tamargo
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.
- School Miami Dade College, Georgia Southern College
- High School Tampa Catholic High School
- Debut September 3, 1976
- Final Game October 5, 1980
- Born November 7, 1951 in Tampa, FL USA
Tamargo broke into the majors in 1976 with a .300 batting average in 10 games for the Cardinals. Traded to the San Francisco Giants in the middle of the 1978 season, he had his most at-bats that year, 98. Traded the next year in mid-season to Montreal, he hit .381 in 12 games with Montreal in 1979. His last year in the majors was in 1980 with Montreal, when he hit .275.
He was a manager in the New York Mets' chain from 1983 to 1996. He managed the Miami Marlins for most of 1982, the Columbia Mets in 1983, Lynchburg Mets in 1987, then spent three years each with the GCL Mets, the St. Lucie Mets, and the Binghamton Mets.
He then moved to the Houston Astros chain, with the Kissimmee Cobras in 1997 and the New Orleans Zephyrs in 1998. He was a coach for the Astros from 1999 to 2004. He managed for one year in the Milwaukee Brewers' chain with the Brevard County Manatees in 2005 and spent 2006 as manager of the Durham Bulls.
Tampa, FL native Tamargo has managed in the Florida State League for three different organizations. Through 2005, his teams were a combined 797-764, with an Eastern League title in 1994 and a Pacific Coast League title in 1998.
Tamargo's son John Tamargo Jr. has been a player and coach in the minor leagues since 1996.