By: Michael Ganci

Mets Honor Rusty Staub with Uniform Patch

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Mets Hall of Famer Rusty Staub passed away on Thursday. He would have celebrated his 74th birthday on Sunday. The Mets will wear a patch on the right sleeve on their home and away uniforms during the 2018 season honoring Staub. The patch features his autograph in orange.

Staub played for the Mets from 1972-1975 and 1981-1985. He batted .423 in 1973 World Series and slugged three home runs in the 1973 National League Championship Series. In 1975, he became the first Mets player with 100 or more RBI in a season. Staub was in his 19th year as a club ambassador.

Staub was well known for his philanthropic endeavors, including establishing the New York Police and Fire Windows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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