Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Hall of Merit > Discussion
Hall of Merit
— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best

Monday, November 27, 2006

Rusty Staub

Eligible in 1991.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 01:18 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Related News:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 01:23 PM (#2246387)
Another one of my childhood favorites now eligible (my #1 is ready in '92), does anyone dislike Le Grande Orange? I don't remember any negative things said about him while he played, though my memories of him start with his first stint with the Metropolitans.
   2. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:26 PM (#2246417)
One of the principal contributors to the Mets' 1969 WS title, too, albeit indirectly.

On January 22, 1969, the Astros traded Staub to Montreal for Donn Clendenon and Jesus Alou. One week later, Clendenon announced that he was retiring to work as an executive with Scripto, Inc. Ordinarily, the trade would have been cancelled under those circumstances, but Bowie Kuhn intervened, invoking a clause that says a player could not be placed on the voluntarily retired list until 30 days into the season, and that therefore Clendenon had not *officially* retired and the trade stood. Houston eventually took the commissioner to court to void the deal. Clendenon then *unretired*, but when the Astros wouldn't take Clendenon's contract, Kuhn intervened to force a settlement in which the Astros accepted pitchers Skip Guinn and Jack Billingham and cash instead of Clendenon. This left the Expos free to trade Clendenon to the Mets in June for four players, of which Steve Renko was the only one to have a career.

-- MWE

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.


Page rendered in 0.5269 seconds
59 querie(s) executed