Rusty Staub

Daniel Joseph Staub
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: April 1, 1944 in New Orleans, LA
Signed: 1961 by the Houston Colt .45s
Acquired: traded from the Montreal Expos for
Ken Singleton, Mike Jorgensen, and Tim Foli, April 1972
Departed: traded to the Detroit Tigers with Bill Laxton for
Mickey Lolich and Billy Baldwin, December 1975
Acquired: as a free agent, December 1980
Departed: as a free agent, November 1985
Died: March 29, 2018 in West Palm Beach, FL

 

A fan favorite just about everyplace he played; in Montreal as an expansion Expo, he earned the nickname that he carried with him for the rest of his career, "Le Grande Orange." In 2001, he achieved new respect in New York as it became widely known that he had instituted (some years previously) a charitable fund designed to give money to widows and orphans of NYC firefighters and policemen. He's shown here on his second Topps card, from 1964. Many more of Rusty's cards are pictured below.

    

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB      G   AB    R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   TB SB CS  SO   BB HBP SAC  SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
==============================================================================================
1963 Hou NL  150  513   43  115  17  4   6   45  158  0  0  58   59   5   6   2 .309 .308 .224
1964 Hou NL   89  292   26   63  10  2   8   35  101  1  1  31   21   3   0   4 .272 .346 .216
1965 Hou NL  131  410   43  105  20  1  14   63  169  3  0  57   52   2   1   5 .339 .412 .256
1966 Hou NL  153  554   60  155  28  3  13   81  228  2  1  61   58   1   7   8 .345 .412 .280
1967 Hou NL  149  546   71  182  44  1  10   74  258  0  4  47   60   3   6   6 .398 .473 .333
1968 Hou NL  161  591   54  172  37  1   6   72  229  2  0  57   73   7   7   4 .373 .387 .291
1969 Mon NL  158  549   89  166  26  5  29   79  289  3  4  61  110   9   4   1 .426 .526 .302
1970 Mon NL  160  569   98  156  23  7  30   94  283 12 11  93  112   3  11   4 .394 .497 .274
1971 Mon NL  162  599   94  186  34  6  19   97  289  9  5  42   74   9   3   5 .392 .482 .311
1972 *METS*   66  239   32   70  11  0   9   38  108  0  1  13   31   2   1   
5 .372 .452 .293
1973 *METS*  152  585   77  163  36  1  15   76  246  1  1  52   74   3   1   3 .361 .421 .279
1974 *METS*  151  561   65  145  22  2  19   78  228  2  1  39   77   3   1   7 .347 .406 .258
1975 *METS*  155  574   
93  162  30  4  19  105  257  2  0  55   77   9   1   9 .371 .448 .282
1976 Det AL  161  589   73  176  28  3  15   96  255  3  1  49   83   7   0  11 .386 .433 .299
1977 Det AL  158  623   84  173  34  3  22  101  279  1  1  47   59   1   2  10 .336 .448 .278
1978 Det AL  162  642   75  175  30  1  24  121  279  3  1  35   76   3   2  11 .347 .435 .273
1979 2teams  106  332   41   81  15  1  12   54  134  1  0  28   46   5   1   5 .340 .404 .244
1980 Tex AL  109  340   42  102  23  2   9   55  156  1  1  18   39   2   1   6 .370 .459 .300
1981 *METS*   70  161    9   51   9  0   5   21   75  1  0  12   22   1   0   2 .398 .466 .317
1982 *METS*  112  219   11   53   9  0   3   27   71  0  0  10   24   0   1   6 .309 .324 .242
1983 *METS*  104  115    5   34   6  0   3   28   49  0  0  10   14   1   0   2 .371 .426 .296
1984 *METS*   78   72    2   19   4  0   1   18   26  0  0   9    4   0   0   3 .291 .361 .264
1985 *METS*   54   45    2   12   3  0   1    8   18  0  0   4   10   0   0   0 .400 .400 .267
==============================================================================================
METS TOTALS  942 2571  296  709 130  7  75  399 1078  6  3 204  333  19   5  37 .358 .419 .276
OTHER CLUBS 2009 7149  893 2007 369 40 217 1067 3107 41 30 684  922  60  51  82 .364 .435 .281
==============================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 2951 9720 1189 2716 499 47 292 1466 4185 47 33 888 1255  79  56 119 .362 .431 .279

seasons highlighted in blue denote he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Hitter of the Year

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB    R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   TB SB CS  SO   BB HBP SAC  SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
==============================================================================================
1979 Det AL   68  246   32   58  12  1   9   40   99  1  0  18   32   5   1   4 .331 .402 .236
1979 Mon NL   38   86    9   23   3  0   3   14   35  0  0  10   14   0   0   1 .366 .407 .267

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This is a list of the Rusty Staub cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1965 Topps

1966 Topps

1967 Topps

1969 Topps

1964 Topps #109 (All-Star Rookie)

1969 Topps Deckle

1965 Topps #321

1966 Topps #106
1966 Topps #273
("Astro Aces")

1967 Topps #73

~1968 Sertoma Stars
1968 Topps #300

1968 Topps Game Cards #28

1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards (king of hearts)
1969 Milton Bradley
game card
1969 Sports Collectors MLB Official Photostamps
1969 Topps #230
1969 Topps Deckle Edge #22a

1971 Topps

1974 Topps

1976 Topps

1977 Topps

1970 La Pizza Royale Montreal Expos (blue, green, red, and yellow)
1970 Topps #585
1970 Topps Booklets #18
1970 Topps Supers #41

1971 Dell MLB Official Photostamps (with blue team name)
1971 O-Pee-Chee #289
1971 Topps #560
1971 Topps Supers #9

1970 Topps Booklets

1979 Topps Comics

1974 Topps #475 (World Series Game 4)
1974 Topps #629

1975 Dairylea Picture Pak
1975 Hostess #129
1975 SSPC Mets #7
1975 Topps #90
1975 Topps Mini #90

1976 Crane Potato Chips Discs
1976 SSPC #537
1976 Topps #120
1976 Topps Traded #120T

1977 Hostess #82
1977 O-Pee-Chee #88
1977 Topps #420
(All-Star)
1977 Zip'z Discs

1978 Topps #370

1979 Hostess #56
1979 Topps #440
1979 Topps Comics #7

1981 Topps

1981 Coca-Cola

1981 Topps Traded

1986 Topps

1980 Topps #660

1981 Coca-Cola Mets #7
1981 Fleer #629
1981 Topps #80
1981 Topps Home Team
5 x 7s
1981 Topps Traded #835

1981 Topps Home Team

1982 Donruss #56
1982 Fleer #536
1982 Fleer Stamps #82
1982 Mets Photo Album
1982 Topps #270

1983 Donruss #350
1983 Fleer #555
1983 Fleer Stamps
(with question)
1983 Fleer Star Stickers #238
1983 O-Pee-Chee #1
1983 O-Pee-Chee #51
(Super Veteran)
1983 Topps #740
1983 Topps #741
(Super Veteran)
1983 Topps Foldouts
1983 Topps Stickers #14

1984 Donruss #6a (Diamond King; "Perez-Steel" on back)
1984 Donruss #554
1984 Donruss Champions #28
1984 Farmland Dairies Mets Fan Club #6
1984 Fleer #597
1984 Fleer Star Stickers #40
1984 Nestlé #430
1984 O-Pee-Chee #224
1984 Topps #430
1984 Topps #702
(Active Hit Leaders)
1984 Topps #704
(Active RBI Leaders)

1985 Fleer #92
1985 Fleer Star Stickers #50
1985 Topps #190

1986 Fleer #95
1986 Sportflics #138
(Tri-Stars)
1986 TCMA All Time Montreal Expos #7-EXP
1986 Topps #570

1990 MVP #10
1990 Pacific Baseball Legends #52
1990 Swell
(CMC) Baseball Greats #91

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #377
1991 Swell
(Impel) Baseball Greats #87

1992 Action Packed

1992 Nabisco Canadian

2002 Fleer All-Amazin' Team

2004 Fleer Greats

1992 Action Packed All-Star Gallery #81
1992 Nabisco Canadian Tradition #25
1992 Upper Deck Montreal Expos Heroes Stadium Giveaway Sheets
(with Duke Snider; 18217/22,000)

1994 Ted Williams #52

2002 Fleer Mets 40th Anniversary All-Amazin' Team #15

2004 Fleer Greats #80

2006 Fleer Greats of the Game #82
2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes
(nine of hearts)

1964 Topps Coins

1984 Fun Foods pin

2011 Panini Limited Limited Greats #30 (autographed; 247/300)

2012 Panini Golden Age Museum Age Authentic Collection #11 (game-used bat)

2013 Caesars 1973 Mets (king of clubs)
2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes
(nine of hearts)

Other Rusty Staub memorabilia in my collection:

1964 Topps Coins #96
1971 Boy Scouts of Canada
calendar (Rusty featured on August artwork)
1977 Royal Crown Cola
commemorative can
early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)
1984 Fun Foods
pin #84
~1990 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets Hall of Fame
postcard
complete Montreal Expos ticket dated Monday, August 25, 2003

rus

1971 Boy Scouts of Canada calendar

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