Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rusty Staub has passed away.

Sad news today on Opening Day. Mets Fan Favorite Rusty Staub has passed away. Rusty was one of my faves when I was a kid because he was one of the few people who had red hair that made him relatable to me. A few months ago is MLBPAA Lifetime Achievement ring went up for auction and I grabbed it because I wanted to have something tangible to connect me with Rusty.

From the NY Daily News

“In every way, Rusty Staub, the beloved Mets' hitting icon, who passed away early Thursday morning at age 73, was bigger than life — a bigger-than-life baseball personality, humanitarian, gourmet chef, wine connoisseur, friend-to-all and, to the fans of Montreal, quite simply, "Le Grand Orange."

Staub died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Palm Beach, Florida, due to multiple organ failure. He was initially admitted with pneumonia, dehydration and an infection and spent the last eight weeks in the hospital. He would have turned 74 on Sunday.”

Read more from the News here

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