One of the greatest players in the history of the Montreal Expos heaved his last breath two years ago.
Indeed, on march 29, 2018, Rusty Staub passed the weapon to the left, he was 73 years old.
The redhead was decked out in the nickname for the Great Orange , was considered by many to be the first big star of the club. Staub has made two passages with “Love”, from 1969 to 1971 and briefly in the campaign of 1979.
In 518 games with the Expos, outfielder and player of the first cushion to hit 531 hits, 81 circuits, and produces 284 points. It has also crossed the marble at 290 occasions, and maintained a batting average of ,295.
In addition to the happiness of fans of the quebec metropolis on the baseball, Staub has been a great ambassador for Montreal. He could speak French and he was very involved in the community.
Before his first stay in Quebec, the athlete had played six campaigns with the Houston Astros. The Expos had acquired him shortly before their inaugural season.
Three years later, he was traded to the New York Mets, with whom he played from 1972 to 1975. Staub returned to the Expos by way of a transaction with the Tigers of Detroit in the middle of the season 1979. The “Big Orange” then took the path of the Texas Rangers in 1980 and played in five other campaigns with the Mets, taking his retirement after the 1985 season.
The number 10 of Staub was retired by the Expos, and during his death, the City of Montreal had pointed to his death from Staub to illuminate its city hall in orange.
The famous player has been invited six times to the classical stars, including three during his first visit to Montreal. He is the only player in the history of major league baseball to have amassed at least 500 hits with four different formations.