Expos, Mets legend Rusty Staub passes away at 73

Mets legend Rusty Staub dead at 73

Mets legend Rusty Staub dead at 73

Eleven days earlier he had almost died from a heart attack during a flight home from Ireland. He survived that ordeal but fell ill over the winter and, eventually, was struck with a blood infection and subsequent kidney failure. He had some of his best statistical seasons with Detroit. Despite a promise that he'd be their every day first baseman, Staub spent the last five years of his career as a pinch hitter. While he had already become a star in Houston, it was in Montreal that he truly began to forge his baseball legacy.

He finally decided on a $100,000 bonus from the new Houston Colt.45s, who were preparing for their inaugural season in 1962.

Rusty Staub, pinch hitting for the New York Mets, watches his sixth inning hit to right field against the Chicago Cubs at Shea Stadium on May 1, 1984.

While he was an original member of the Expos, he also played for the Mets, Astros, Tigers and Rangers.

He was with the Mets from 1972 - 1974, and ended his career with the team in 1985 after joining it for a second time in 1981. In both stints he was a fan favorite.

It was a public relations home run for the Expos, who drew 1.2 million fans to Jarry Park in their first season, an impressive number at the time. He had 121 RBIs and finished fifth in AL MVP voting in '78, becoming the first major leaguer to play all 162 games in a season at designated hitter.

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The Jesuit High School graduate who grew up in the Bywater gained fame playing with the New York Mets in the 1970s.

By the time he retired, Staub had slugged 292 home runs and batted.279 but his accomplishments were not limited to the baseball diamond.

Staub had a.362 career on-base percentage. Along with being honored by the Mets, he was enshrined in the Texas and Canadian Baseball Halls of Fame. Probably not, but he certainly deserved more love from the BBWAA voters than he received.

Staub would fit right in with baseball today. His humanitarian record is even more impressive.

Affectionately dubbed "Le Grand Orange" in Montreal, he broke into the majors as a teenager with Houston, lasted into his 40s with the Mets and spent decades doing charity work in the NY area. Staub announced in January that in conjunction with Catholic Charities his foundation had served more than 9 million meals to the hungry and homeless over the last 10 years.

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