Cubs Immaculate Grid Answers: Playing for one-third or more of the league is no small feat - just ask these guys
Matt Stairs is the perfect embodiment of a bygone era, with a build rarely seen on the ball diamond today. Although he spent just one season, 2001, as a member of the Chicago Cubs, the Canadian-born Stairs spent 19 years in the big leagues, bouncing around regularly and even bringing home a World Series title in 2008 with the Phillies.
Besides Chicago and Philadelphia, Stairs played for the Athletics, Royals, Nationals, Blue Jays, Pirates, Red Sox, Rangers, Padres, Tigers and Brewers, putting up a career 117 OPS+ in nearly 1,900 games.
Some things change with time, but the lasting power of former Cubs fourth-rounder Rich Hill continues on. He never put it all together on the North Side, where he spent the first four years of his career, but he's since gone on to pitch for 11 other teams, tossing over 1,300 frames in his 19-year career. He's also pitched for the Red Sox, Dodgers, Twins, Mets, Rays, Athletics, Angels, Indians, Yankees, Orioles and, currently, the Pittsburgh Pirates.