Rare from the stands video of the 1972 HBP that took Rusty Staub out

Rusty was hit by a pitch in this game which derailed the Mets season in 1972. Wikipedia: After three seasons in Montreal, the New York Mets made a blockbuster trade for Staub in 1972 in exchange for first baseman-outfielder Mike Jorgensen, shortstop Tim Foli, and outfielder Ken Singleton.[1] He was batting .313 for the Mets until June 3 of that year, when he was hit by a pitch from future teammate George Stone of the Atlanta Braves,[9] fracturing his right wrist. He played through the pain for several weeks until X-rays revealed the broken bone.[10][11] Surgery was required and as a result, he went on the disabled list and didn't return to the line-up until September 18, 1972.

Video was taken by a very young samspinchat. Sam adds, "I hope Rusty is doing better after his recent health issues."



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