Rusty Staub is feeling better, to attend Monday’s postseason game
Former Met Rusty Staub suffered a heart attack while in Ireland last week, and was hospitalized there during the initial stages of his recovery.
Staub has returned to the United States and will be in attendance during game three of the National League Division Series on Monday at Citi Field, the Mets said on Saturday evening.
Stab evidently fell ill on his flight back to the United States, according to his friend Stephen Marro. He was helped by two physicians on the flight, and was rushed to a local hospital where emergency surgery was performed.
A six-time All-Star with the Tigers, Expos and Astros, Staub, 71, played in 942 games over nine seasons with the Mets from 1972-1975 and 1982-1985. He hit .276/.358/.419 with 130 doubles, seven triples, 75 home runs and 399 RBI during his times with the Mets.
Stab hit .341/.413/.683 with four home runs and 11 RBI in his only postseason in 1973 with the Mets.