Staub, Rusty

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Staub, Rusty Gender: M
Daniel Joseph Staub
born on 1 April 1944 at 14:56 (= 2:56 PM )
Place New Orleans, Louisiana, 29n57, 90w05
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
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Rusty Staub


American professional baseball star who played in the Major League for 23 seasons as a right fielder, designated hitter, and first baseman. A six-time All-Star known for his hitting prowess, Staub produced 2,716 hits over his playing career, just 284 hits shy of the 3,000 hit plateau. He was an original member of the Montreal Expos and the team's first star; although the Expos traded him after only three years, his enduring popularity led them to retire his number in 1993.

He played for the Houston Colt .45s / Astros (1963–1968), Montreal Expos (1969–1971), New York Mets (1972–1975), Detroit Tigers (1976–1979), Montreal Expos (1979), Texas Rangers (1980) and New York Mets (1981–1985).

Staub's career ended at the age of 41 in 1985. He was only 284 hits shy of the 3,000 hit milestone. He was the only major league player to have 500 hits with four different teams.

Staub suffered a heart attack and subsequently went into cardiac arrest in 2015 while on a flight from Ireland to the USA. Two doctors assisted in resuscitating Staub. The flight turned around and landed in Shannon, Ireland where paramedics continued to resuscitate and transport Staub to University Hospital Limerick where he underwent cardiac surgery. Staub died on 29 March 2018, three days before his 74th birthday, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, from multiple organ failure. He was admitted with pneumonia, dehydration, and an infection, spending a total of eight weeks in the hospital.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Health : Acute illness 2015 (Heart attack)
  • Health : Medical procedure 2015 (Heart surgery)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Rusty Staub of the Expos by John Robertson (Prentice-Hall of Canada, 1971), page 27: "Daniel Joseph Staub was born at 2:56 p.m. April 1, 1944, in Touro Infirmary, with blue eyes and reddish-blonde hair." Note: Touro is a district of New Orleans.


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Reddish blond)
  • Traits : Body : Handedness (Batted left, threw right)
  • Traits : Body : Size (1.88 m/ 6 ft 2 in)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (91 kg/ 200 lb)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Heart)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Color commentator)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Restaurateur
  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Right fielder / Designated hitter / First baseman)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (MLB player, 1963-1985)