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Rusty Staubís First Home Run as an Expo

This ball was the first home run hit by all-time Montreal Expos favorite, Rusty Staub, as an Expo. On the official National League Warren Giles baseball, Staub (known as Le Grand Orange) wrote: “Home Run No. 1 as a Montreal Expo Player. Opening Day New York Mets off Alvin Jackson April 9, 1969.”

This game was the first ever played by the Expos, and this home run was the second in the history of the franchise. (Catcher Dan McGinn hit the first home run one inning earlier.)