Rusty Staub

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Rusty Staub
Rusty Staub 2010 CROP.jpg
Staub at Citi Field in 2010.
Right fielder / Designated hitter / First baseman
Born: (1944-04-01)April 1, 1944
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: March 29, 2018(2018-03-29) (aged 73)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 1963, for the Houston Colt .45s
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1985, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average.279
Home runs292
Runs batted in1,466
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Joseph "Rusty" Staub (April 1, 1944 – March 29, 2018) was an American Major League Baseball right fielder, designated hitter, and first baseman and philanthropist. He has a 23-year baseball career with 5 different teams. He was an original member of the Montreal Expos.[1]

Staub also played for the Houston Colt .45s, the New York Mets, the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees.

On April 4, 1986, Staub established the Rusty Staub Foundation to provide educational scholarships for youth and fight hunger.[2]

In 1986, Staub founded the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, which supports the families of New York City police officers, firefighters, Port Authority police, and emergency medical personnel who were killed in the line of duty.[3]

In July 2006, Staub teamed with Mascot Books to publish his first children's book, Hello, Mr. Met.

Staub died on March 29, 2018 of multiple organ failure complicated by respiratory tract infection-related pneumonia in West Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 73.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rusty Staub Statistics". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  2. "The Rusty Staub Foundation". Guidestar. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  3. "NY Police and Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund, Inc." Guidestar. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  4. Madden, Bill (29 March 2018). "Rusty Staub, beloved Mets icon, dead at 73". New York Daily News.