Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub Houston
Birthdate 4/1/1944
Death Date 3/29/2018
Debut Year 1963
Year of Induction
Teams Astros, Colt 45s, Expos, Mets, Rangers, Tigers
Positions Announcer, Designated Hitter, First Base, Right Field

The only man with 500+ hits for 4 teams, Rusty Staub had his number retired with the Expos and was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame.

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Six-time All Star Rusty Staub finished his career with 2,716 hits, 292 HRs, and 1,466 RBI

Six-time All Star Rusty Staub finished his career with 2,716 hits, 292 HRs, and 1,466 RBI

As a teenager, Rusty Staub played his way onto the radar of big league scouts. The left-handed slugger led his high school to the 1960 American Legion national championship and the 1961 Louisiana State AAA championship. In the days before the Major League Draft, young players were free to sign with

2 responses to “Rusty Staub”

  1. David says:

    Staub made things tough for signed card set collectors. After playing several seasons he came to believe that collectors of signed cards simply sold them to make money. He continued to sign other items like balls and photos but cards went to his NO list. He did sign them for clubhouse and hotel workers though.

  2. Jeff Fuda says:

    I loved watching him in Detroit. The manner in which he conducted himself on the field, the veteran leadership he provided to our young players of the time and his timely hitting was great for the rebuilding Tiger teams. RIP. Le Grande Orange, Rusty Staub.

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