In the spring of 1981 the Phillies traded Bob Walk to the Braves for Gary Matthews. Bob Walk was 11-7 as a rookie pitcher on the 1980 Championship Phillies and showed promise. However in 1981 Walk would just win a single Major League game for the Braves. Meanwhile Gary Matthews would hit .301 with 9 homers and 67 RBIs in the strike shortened season of 1981. He would be one of 4 Phillies to receive MVP votes that season along with Pete Rose, Steve Carlton and 1981 NL MVP Mike Schmidt.