“The Borough of Queens and the City of New York lost a titan today: legendary New York Met Rusty Staub. On this Opening Day, Rusty’s loss leaves a void at Citi Field and baseball stadiums across the country. Rusty not only was a champion in baseball but also a champion for all humanitarian causes. He was as good off the field as he was on. Rusty helped all New Yorkers ‒ whether you were a child or a senior citizen, rich or poor or even a Yankees fan. New Yorkers will miss Rusty greatly, and the Council expresses its deepest condolences to Rusty’s family and Mets fans everywhere. Viva Le Grand Orange.”