Affectionately dubbed “ LE GRANDE ORANGE ”, RUSTY STAUB was
a six-time All-Star and only player ever in Major League Baseball
history to have at least 500 hits with four different teams.
HIS NUMBERS :
792 – Houston Colt .45s / Houston Astros
531 – Montreal Expos
709 – New York Mets
582 – Detroit Tigers
He became a huge hit with fans in both the U.S. and especially Canada, being most adored in New York and Montreal. A savvy, reliable slugger with left-handed power, a discerning eye, Staub played from 1963 to 1985 and finished 284 hits shy of 3,000. He had 3½ great seasons with the Detroit Tigers and batted .300 for the Texas Rangers in 1980.