Daniel ‘Rusty’ Staub dies aged 73 as MLB and New York Mets hero passes away in hospital after heart attack

SIX-TIME baseball All-Star Daniel 'Rusty' Staub has died, aged 73.

Celebrated philanthropist Staub suffered a heart attack and handed away in a hospital close to West Palm Seashore in Florida, his brother Chuck stated by way of the New York Occasions.

 Baseball legend Daniel 'Rusty' Staub has passed away in Florida

Baseball legend Daniel 'Rusty' Staub has handed away in Florida

Staub had battled quite a few well being points the final a number of years, together with a heart attack suffered on a trans-Atlantic flight in 2015.

Staub performed 23 years in the majors, together with 9 seasons with the New York Mets.

He tallied 2,716 profession hits, 292 residence runs and 1,466 RBIs.

The staff stated in assertion: "The Mets household suffered one other loss earlier today when Daniel 'Rusty' Staub handed away in a West Palm Seashore hospital after an sickness.

 'Rusty 'Staub is a six-time MLB All Star

'Rusty 'Staub is a six-time MLB All Star
 Rusty-Staub hit a total of 292 home runs in his career

Rusty-Staub hit a complete of 292 residence runs in his profession

"He was virtually as well-known for his philanthropic work as he was for his profession as a baseball participant, which spanned 23 seasons. There wasn't a trigger he didn't champion.

"The complete Mets group sends its deepest sympathy to his brother, Chuck, and sisters Sue Tully and Sally Johnson. He will probably be missed by everybody."

Staub's profession started with the then-Houston Colt .45s in 1963.

He performed in Houston till becoming a member of the Montreal Expos for 3 seasons from 1969-seventy one and then started his first stint with the Mets, which lasted from 1972-seventy five.

After a 4-season run with the Detroit Tigers, and a second cease in Montreal, Staub spent 1980 with the Texas Rangers earlier than enjoying out the final 5 years of his profession with the Mets.

Staub registered 500 hits as a member of the Mets, Astros, Expos and Tigers – the one participant in main league historical past to perform that feat with 4 totally different groups.

 Staub also played for the Detroit Tigers for four seasons

Staub additionally performed for the Detroit Tigers for 4 seasons

His No. 10 was retired by the Expos, and he's a member of the Mets Corridor of Fame.

As nicely as Staub's influence on the enjoying subject, he's additionally remembered for his philanthropic efforts.

He based the New York Police and Hearth Widows' and Youngsters's Profit Fund previous to the fear assaults of September eleven, 2001.

After that day's assaults in New York, the inspiration went on to boost greater than $one hundred million (£71m).

Commissioner Rob Manfred stated in a press release: "Rusty was an outstanding ambassador for our sport and a beneficiant particular person recognized for group efforts, notably for the New York Metropolis Police and Hearth Departments.

"On behalf of Main League Baseball, I prolong my deepest condolences to Rusty's household and buddies, Mets followers and his many different admirers in america and Canada."

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SIX-TIME baseball All-Star Daniel 'Rusty' Staub has died, aged 73.