|Right fielder / Designated hitter / First baseman|
|Born: April 1, 1944|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Died: March 29, 2018 (aged 73)|
West Palm Beach, Florida
|April 9, 1963, for the Houston Colt .45s|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 6, 1985, for the New York Mets|
|Runs batted in||1,466|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Rusty Staub Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
- ↑ "The Rusty Staub Foundation". Guidestar. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- ↑ "NY Police and Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund, Inc." Guidestar. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- ↑ Madden, Bill (29 March 2018). "Rusty Staub, beloved Mets icon, dead at 73". New York Daily News.
- 1944 births
- 2018 deaths
- Deaths from multiple organ failure
- Deaths from pneumonia
- Deaths from respiratory tract infection
- Disease-related deaths in Florida
- Philanthropists from Louisiana
- Houston Astros players
- Montreal Expos players
- New York Mets players
- Detroit Tigers players
- Texas Rangers players
- Sportspeople from New Orleans