Ex­pos Rusty Staub has Died

Montreal Times - - News -

Rusty Staub, one of the most pop­u­lar play­ers in Mon­treal Ex­pos his­tory, passed away early this morn­ing. Known af­fec­tion­ately by Mon­treal­ers as 'Le Grand Orange' be­cause of his red hair, he was an orig­i­nal mem­ber of the team and their first star - and al­though he was traded after only three sea­sons, his name still re­mains synony­mous with base­ball in this city.

'Rusty', born Daniel Joseph Staub on April 1st 1944, died early Thurs­day morn­ing at a West Palm Beach hos­pi­tal from mul­ti­ple or­gan fail­ure. He was first ad­mit­ted 8 weeks ago with pneu­mo­nia and an in­fec­tion - and would have cel­e­brated his 74th birth­day this Sun­day.

Staub never did make into the Hall of Fame, but his num­ber 10 shirt was the first to be re­tired in the team's his­tory and in 2012 he was named to the Cana­dian Base­ball Hall of Fame.

Rest in peace Rusty, you will be re­mem­bered by many in Mon­treal.

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