Rusty Staub

Jan 1, 1944 – Mar 29, 2018 (Age 73)


Rusty Staub, the orange-haired outfielder who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, according to the Associated Press. He was 73. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Well, Rusty is playing for paradises ball club. He would have no problem homering off Cy Young..
Rest peacefully

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

One of the best. He was a winner everywhere he went. RIP

I never stopped caring for you. See you in heaven!

Ill never forget Rusty coming out after his Astros game, to hug my parents and me. He signed my little souvenir inflatable Astro, and laughed and reminisced with my parents about his days at Jesuit and as a kid at Nord in New Orleans. What a wonderful guy. Heartfelt condolences from all the Pettingills. R.I.P., Rusty.❤

Had a big crush on u in the 70's. Saw u at Cubs park in 75. RIP Rusty. St Peter welcomes u home with open arms.

My Dad spoke to your charisma and talent and converted me into an Expos fan when I was an impressionable 10 year old and during your great years in 69' and 70' and I followed your career after Montreal - particularly with the Mets - and of course many of your well-documented and clutch pitch-hitting exploits. That choke grip always made you one of the toughest outs in the business. Thank you Rusty for the nascent baseball inspiration which allowed me to grow into loving the game as I do...

Rusty you were my childhood hero and those first three years in Montreal were nirvana with you in right field. Then at the last game in Shea Stadium I got to speak to you in my broken French and you most graciously engaged. Thanks for being such a great baseball player but thank you more for being even a better person. Rest in peace #10. Viva les Expos de Montreal and Le Grand Orange! Randy Coryer