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Ranking the 15 greatest Mets outfielders in franchise history

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8. Rusty Staub

Like others on this list, Rusty Staub had two seasons as a Met. The first was from 1972-1975. This was where Rusty did a majority of his damage as a Met as he slashed .276/.361/.428 with 62 home runs and 297 RBI in 524 games. He posted a 123 OPS+ and ended up qualifying in the MVP voting twice, finishing 25th in 1972 and 14th in 1975.

Rusty's second stint was as good as his first, but it wasn't bad by any stretch. It ran from 1981-1985 where he slashed .276/.350/.391 with 13 home runs and 102 RBI in 418 games, many of which had Rusty coming off the bench.

Staub was a key piece of the 1973 Mets and despite the World Series loss, he still showed up. He slashed .423/.464/.615 with one home run and six RBI in the seven game series.

Thanks to all of his contributions as a Met Staub was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 1986, right after he retired. Even though he did play some first base he's without a doubt one of the best right fielders in franchise history and that's where he played during his peak years.

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