Former Expo Rusty Staub passes away at age 73.

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Mar 29, 2018, 10:17:15 AM3/29/18
Known as Le Grand Orange, he was the first star for the Montreal Expos,
but was a well-know Met too. He played 23 seasons in the majors, 4 with
the Expos.

"After his playing days, Staub set to work on helping those less
fortunate than he’d been in life, establishing the Rusty Staub
Foundation, whose mission to this day is to “give children the
opportunity to live full, happy and productive lives and to give aid to
the hungry.” Established in 1985, the RSF has established pantries
around New York City and, to date, has raised more than $17MM for
like-minded organizations, per the RSF’s web site. Staub also
established the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit
Fund, which, as Madden notes in his column, has raised more than $112MM
in total contributions since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Madden’s
column provides a terrific, heartfelt look at Staub’s legacy both on and
off the field and stands as an excellent tribute to a beloved baseball
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