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Lethal Heart Attack For Rusty Staub: 73-Year-Old 'Mets' Right Fielder Died In The Hospital

Date March 30, 2018

Rusty Staub, the legend of the 'Mets', the world-famous philanthropist died at the age of 73. His former team was just about to start the new season, but the veteran didn’t manage to see the match, passing away a few hours before the beginning.

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Great career

Rusty devoted 23 years of his sports career to baseball, playing mostly on the right field. He joined his first team, the 'Houston Colt', in 1963, and six years after, he was purchased by the 'Montreal Expos'.

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His 'Mets' performance began in 1972 until 1975 and continued from 1981 till 1985. His career stats are amazing: he had a batting average of .279 with 2,716 hits, 292 home runs and 1,466 RBIs in all.

After leaving the 'Mets', he worked as a broadcaster for the team during the next ten years.

Tragic loss

Rusty is said to die in the hospital of West Palm Beach because of the terrible heart attack. It was his second time he suffered the condition when in 2015 he lived through the issue happening to him on the board of the plane. The 'Mets' shared their deepest sorrow to honor one of the greatest players in their history:

The entire organization sends its deepest sympathy to his family. He will be missed by everyone. #RIPRusty.

Never forget

He is also well-known for his charity activities. He created the New York Police and Fire Widow’s and Children’s Benefit Fund Foundation that altogether gathered over $150 million for first responders' families.

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Apart from that, his personal Rusy Staub Foundation collected more than $17 million to support emergency food pantries.

We hope that the legend has found a better place on the haven and wish the family stay strong to live through the loss. You are always there for us, Rusty. Rest in peace.

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