Rusty Staub Stats

Rusty Staub was born on Saturday, April 1, 1944, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Staub was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 9, 1963, with the Houston Colt .45s. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Rusty Staub baseball stats page.

Ted Williams and Duke Snider both described Rusty Staub as one of the greatest pure hitters they had ever seen." - Texas Baseball Hall of Fame (2006, 'RUSTY STAUB', Source )
Rusty Staub

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Rusty "Le Grande Orange" Staub Autograph on a 2004 Fleer Greats (#GBA-RS)

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Birth Name:
Daniel Joseph Staub
Nickname:
Le Grande Orange or Rusty
Born On:
04-01-1944  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-29-2018 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
West Palm Beach, Florida
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-09-1963 (Age 19)
Last Game:
10-06-1985
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $110,000
Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1963 19 Colt .45s 150 513 43 115 17 4 6 0 45 59 8 58 6 2 5 10 .224 .309 .308
1964 20 Colt .45s 89 292 26 63 10 2 8 0 35 21 4 31 0 4 3 6 .216 .272 .346
1965 21 Astros 131 410 43 105 20 1 14 0 63 52 5 57 1 5 2 17 .256 .339 .412
1966 22 Astros 153 554 60 155 28 3 13 0 81 58 13 61 7 8 1 13 .280 .345 .412
1967 23 Astros 149 546 71 182 44 1 10 0 74 60 21 47 6 6 3 15 .333 .398 .473
1968 24 Astros 161 591 54 172 37 1 6 0 72 73 24 57 7 4 7 11 .291 .373 .387
1969 25 Expos 158 549 89 166 26 5 29 0 79 110 11 61 4 1 9 13 .302 .426 .526
1970 26 Expos 160 569 98 156 23 7 30 1 94 112 11 93 11 4 3 7 .274 .394 .497
1971 27 Expos 162 599 94 186 34 6 19 1 97 74 13 42 3 5 9 21 .311 .392 .482
1972 28 Mets 66 239 32 70 11 0 9 1 38 31 7 13 1 5 2 5 .293 .372 .452
1973 29 Mets 152 585 77 163 36 1 15 2 76 74 10 52 1 3 3 16 .279 .361 .421
1974 30 Mets 151 561 65 145 22 2 19 0 78 77 12 39 1 7 3 21 .258 .347 .406
1975 31 Mets 155 574 93 162 30 4 19 1 105 77 14 55 1 9 9 18 .282 .371 .448
1976 32 Tigers 161 589 73 176 28 3 15 1 96 83 11 49 0 11 7 23 .299 .386 .433
1977 33 Tigers 158 623 84 173 34 3 22 0 101 59 4 47 2 10 1 27 .278 .336 .448
1978 34 Tigers 162 642 75 175 30 1 24 1 121 76 5 35 2 11 3 24 .273 .347 .435
1979 35 Tigers 68 246 32 58 12 1 9 0 40 32 1 18 1 4 5 9 .236 .331 .402
1979 35 Expos 38 86 9 23 3 0 3 0 14 14 3 10 0 1 0 3 .267 .366 .407
1980 36 Rangers 109 340 42 102 23 2 9 1 55 39 3 18 1 6 2 16 .300 .370 .459
1981 37 Mets 70 161 9 51 9 0 5 0 21 22 3 12 0 2 1 6 .317 .398 .466
1982 38 Mets 112 219 11 53 9 0 3 0 27 24 1 10 1 6 0 10 .242 .309 .324
1983 39 Mets 104 115 5 34 6 0 3 0 28 14 3 10 0 2 1 4 .296 .371 .426
1984 40 Mets 78 72 2 19 4 0 1 0 18 4 3 9 0 3 0 1 .264 .291 .361
1985 41 Mets 54 45 2 12 3 0 1 0 8 10 3 4 0 0 0 1 .267 .400 .400
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
23 Years 2,951 9,720 1,189 2,716 499 47 292 9 1,466 1,255 193 888 56 119 79 297 .279 .362 .431
Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1963 Colt .45s 1B 109 94 2,619 949 8.7 939 881 58 10 52 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.68
1963 Colt .45s RF 49 46 1,140 89 1.8 88 83 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.08
1964 Colt .45s 1B 49 47 1,257 473 9.7 469 442 27 4 34 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.07
1964 Colt .45s CF 7 4 114 9 1.3 9 8 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.13
1964 Colt .45s RF 31 28 795 68 2.2 65 62 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.21
1965 Astros 1B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1965 Astros CF 2 2 45 2 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.60
1965 Astros LF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1965 Astros RF 110 103 2,889 224 2.0 214 202 12 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.00
1966 Astros CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Astros LF 57 42 1,248 81 1.4 77 74 3 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.67
1966 Astros RF 105 105 2,685 241 2.3 233 220 13 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.34
1967 Astros RF 144 144 1,173 293 2.0 282 272 10 11 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 6.49
1968 Astros 1B 147 146 3,909 1,417 9.6 1,406 1,313 93 11 100 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.71
1968 Astros RF 15 14 375 25 1.7 23 22 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.66
1969 Expos RF 156 154 456 286 1.8 276 260 16 10 2 n/a n/a n/a .965 16.34
1970 Expos RF 160 156 435 328 2.1 323 308 15 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .985 20.05
1971 Expos RF 162 155 450 328 2.0 310 290 20 18 5 n/a n/a n/a .945 18.60
1972 Mets RF 65 65 1,749 113 1.7 111 107 4 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.71
1973 Mets RF 152 150 4,131 317 2.1 310 295 15 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.03
1974 Mets RF 147 146 414 284 1.9 279 260 19 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .982 18.20
1975 Mets RF 153 153 435 289 1.9 285 270 15 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 17.69
1976 Tigers RF 126 125 3,336 232 1.8 225 217 8 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.82
1979 Expos 1B 22 22 498 163 7.4 162 155 7 1 11 n/a n/a n/a .994 8.78
1979 Expos RF 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1980 Rangers 1B 30 27 666 259 8.6 253 243 10 6 27 n/a n/a n/a .977 10.26
1980 Rangers LF 3 1 45 7 2.3 7 5 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.20
1980 Rangers RF 11 8 195 16 1.5 16 14 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.22
1981 Mets 1B 41 40 966 363 8.9 359 339 20 4 26 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.03
1982 Mets 1B 18 18 417 144 8.0 144 129 15 0 12 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.32
1982 Mets LF 12 12 288 26 2.2 24 21 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.25
1982 Mets RF 15 15 348 23 1.5 23 22 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.78
1983 Mets 1B 5 5 129 42 8.4 41 36 5 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .976 8.58
1983 Mets LF 3 3 57 3 1.0 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.95
1983 Mets RF 2 2 54 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1984 Mets 1B 3 1 39 13 4.3 13 13 0 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1985 Mets LF 1 0 18 20 20.0 20 20 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 30.00
1985 Mets RF 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 1,605 1,570 21,081 3,160 2.0 3,067 2,908 159 93 33 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.93
1B Totals 425 400 10,506 3,824 9.0 3,787 3,552 235 37 270 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.73
LF Totals 77 58 1,659 138 1.8 131 123 8 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.13
CF Totals 10 6 162 11 1.1 10 9 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.67
21 Years 2,117 2,034 33,408 7,133 3.4 6,995 6,592 403 138 305 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.65
Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1963 Colt .45s 0 0 .000 7 1 n/a 85.5 8.8 11.4 - - -
1964 Colt .45s 1 1 .500 8 0 n/a 36.5 9.4 8.3 - - -
1965 Astros 3 0 1.000 21 1 n/a 29.3 7.2 6.5 - - -
1966 Astros 2 1 .667 6 0 n/a 42.6 9.1 6.8 - - -
1967 Astros 0 4 .000 5 0 n/a 54.6 11.6 7.4 - - -
1968 Astros 2 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 98.5 10.4 8.2 - - -
1969 Expos 3 4 .429 4 0 n/a 18.9 9.0 6.9 - - -
1970 Expos 12 11 .522 3 0 n/a 19.0 6.1 6.1 - - -
1971 Expos 9 5 .643 7 0 n/a 31.5 14.3 6.2 - - -
1972 Mets 0 1 .000 1 0 n/a 26.6 18.4 6.3 - - -
1973 Mets 1 1 .500 0 1 n/a 39.0 11.3 7.7 - - -
1974 Mets 2 1 .667 5 0 n/a 29.5 14.4 7.2 - - -
1975 Mets 2 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 30.2 10.4 5.5 - - -
1976 Tigers 3 1 .750 0 0 36 39.3 12.0 6.1 - - -
1977 Tigers 1 1 .500 2 0 156 28.3 13.3 6.2 - - -
1978 Tigers 3 1 .750 0 0 162 26.8 18.3 5.3 - - -
1979 Tigers 1 0 1.000 2 0 66 27.3 13.7 6.2 - - -
1979 Expos 0 0 .000 15 0 n/a 28.7 8.6 6.1 - - -
1980 Rangers 1 1 .500 18 0 57 37.8 18.9 6.2 - - -
1981 Mets 1 0 1.000 30 0 n/a 32.2 13.4 7.7 - - -
1982 Mets 0 0 .000 67 0 n/a 73.0 21.9 8.1 - - -
1983 Mets 0 0 .000 94 0 n/a 38.3 11.5 4.1 - - -
1984 Mets 0 0 .000 76 0 n/a 72.0 8.0 4.0 - - -
1985 Mets 0 0 .000 53 0 n/a 45.0 11.3 5.6 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
23 Years 47 33 .588 426 3 477 33.3 10.9 6.6 - - -
Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1963 Houston Colt .45s 10 $8,200.00 - -
1964 Houston Colt .45s 10 $9,200.00 - -
1965 Houston Astros 10 $12,200.00 - -
1966 Houston Astros 10 $25,000.00 - -
1967 Houston Astros 10 $35,000.00 Stats -
1968 Houston Astros 10 $43,000.00 Stats -
1969 Montreal Expos 10 $52,000.00 Stats -
1970 Montreal Expos 10 $52,000.00 Stats -
1971 Montreal Expos 10 $72,000.00 Stats -
1972 New York Mets 4 $90,000.00 - -
1973 New York Mets 4 $105,000.00 - Stats
1974 New York Mets 4 $115,000.00 - -
1975 New York Mets 10 $110,000.00 - -
1976 Detroit Tigers 10 $145,000.00 Stats -
1977 Detroit Tigers 10 $165,000.00 - -
1978 Detroit Tigers 10 $350,000.00 - -
1979 Detroit Tigers 10 $350,000.00 - -
1979 Montreal Expos 6 "     " - -
1980 Texas Rangers 20 $325,000.00 - -
1981 New York Mets 10 $333,333.00 - -
1982 New York Mets 10 $333,333.00 - -
1983 New York Mets 10 $339,244.00 - -
1984 New York Mets 10 $300,000.00 - -
1985 New York Mets 10 $300,000.00 - -


On April 8, 1969 , the Montreal Expos played their first regular season game in franchise history, Rusty Staub was the starting right fielder that historic day in Shea Stadium. In that game, Staub became the first Expos player to wear uniform #10 , the first to fly out (1st inning, versus Tom Seaver ), the first to hit a single (3rd inning / versus Tom Seaver ), and the first to homer off a relief pitcher (8th inning / versus Al Jackson ).

Did you know that Rusty Staub was the first Expos player ever sent to an All-Star Game ( 1969 All-Star Game ), the first sent to two ( 1969 & 1970 All-Star Game / so the first consecutive appearances as well), the first to actually play in a Midsummer Classic ( 1970 All-Star Game ), and the first sent to three ( 1969 , 1970 , & 1971 All-Star Game / the first back-to-back-to-back appearances)?

Did you know that Rusty Staub had 792 hits with the Houston Astros , 531 hits with the Montreal Expos , 709 hits with the New York Mets and 582 hits with the Detroit Tigers , making him the first player in Major League history with 500+ hits with four different Major League teams?

Did you know that Rusty Staub drove in 121 runs in 1978 , second most ( Top 25 ) in the American League, most by a designated hitter that season, earning Le Grande Orange the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award - the first Detroit Tigers lefty to receive the honor? Do you know who their first righty recipient was? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Ty Cobb , Gary Sheffield , Alex Rodriguez and Rusty Staub are the only players to hit a home run as a teenager and after turning forty ? Did you notice, when looking at Staub's stats, that he had at least home run in all 23 years he played, third most behind Rickey Henderson (25 seasons) and Ty Cobb (24 seasons)?

Did you know that Rusty Staub got his nickname when he was born, not by his parents, but by a nurse? The story appeared in Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia (Matthew Silverman, Total Sports Publishing, May 2000, Page 1,077), "Daniel Joseph Staub came across his nickname very early. 'I wanted to name him Daniel so I could call him Danny for short,' said his mother. 'But one of the nurses nicknamed him Rusty for the red fuzz he had all over his head, and it stuck.'

Rusty Staub, Le Grand Orange
Rusty Staub Advertisement | Le Grand Orange | Le Petit Journal | May 16, 1971 | Page 6
Rusty Staub pinch hit on June 11, 1983 (1 at-bat / 1 hit), June 12, 1983 (1 at-bat / 1 hit), June 13, 1983 (1 at-bat / 1 hit), June 18, 1983 (1 at-bat / 1 hit), June 20, 1983 (1 at-bat / 1 hit) and June 26, 1983 (1 at-bat / 1 hit), tying the record set by Dave Philley (in 1958) for most pinch hits in a season consecutively (8), a mark not tied or passed by any pinch hitter to date. During that record tying season (1983), Rusty Staub drove in 25 runs while pinch hitting, tying the Major League record first set by Joe Cronin in 1943, then tied by Jerry Lynch in 1961.

Last-Modified: September 28, 2018 2:54 AM EST

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