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27. Rusty Staub

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He was Le Grand Orange as a Montreal Expo, but after the Mets traded for him in '72 he reverted to Rusty. As the right fielder in '73, Staub hit .279-15-76 with 36 doubles, and he raised the ante to .341-4-11 in the playoffs and World Series.