Lounge Press Release
Lounge introduces the
Perrier Lounge of New Orleans is proud to introduce the
Rusty Staub - SM Pending
- as a symbol of the strong bond between New York City
and New Orleans, recently seen in New York City's support
for New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The Perrier Lounge can think of no one better to symbolize
this bond of hard-working Americans than "Le
Grande L'Orange" himself, Rusty Staub. Born
in New Orleans on April 1st, 1944, Rusty Staub went on
to become one of the most beloved New York Mets of all-time.
"Le Grande L'Orange" even symbolizes the Mets
proud color mix of Brooklyn Dodger Blue and New York Giants
Orange. After retiring from baseball, Rusty further strengthened
the New Orleans / New York City connection by opening
a world-class restaurant in New York City, in an effort
to introduce New Yorkers to the cuisine of New Orleans.
A great humanitarian, he established the "Rusty Staub
Foundation" for charitable works, and in 1986 founded
the "New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's
Benefit Fund." During its existence, the Fund has
raised and distributed millions for families of policemen
and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Since September
11, 2001, Staub's organization played a vital role in
helping many families affected by the tragedy.
Rusty Staub was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of
Fame in 1986.
Lounge Official Web Site
Staub Mets Statistics
"One of the classiest guys to wear a Mets uniform.
Businesslike pinch-hitter. I always had this image of
Rusty opening an attache case in the dugout, screwing
his bat together like a pool cue, stepping up to the plate,
getting his base hit, and then unscrewing his bat and
putting it away. I wish he were more visible in the organization
today. Always a fan favorite and a man's man." --
Luka (fan comment from ultimate mets database site)