5 longtime Chicago Cubs who looked odd in other uniforms
#2 Billy Williams - Oakland A's
"Sweet Swingin'" Billy Williams boasts the third-most hits (2,510) by a Cub in franchise history and has his #26 retired by the team. The Hall of Fame left fielder was a six-time All-Star and 1972 batting champ. He slashed .296/.364/.503 with 392 home runs and .867 OPS in 2,213 games (1959-1974) as a Cub and rarely missed a game.
After the 1974 season, Williams was traded to the Oakland A's in exchange for infielder Manny Trillo, Bob Locker, and Darold Knowles.
While the other players on this list had pretty forgettable tenures with their second team, Williams did accomplish some things in an A's uniform. On June 12, 1975, Williams hit his 400th home run and later that year would finally see postseason action. He went 0-7 with a walk in the A's ALCS loss to the Boston Red Sox. In total, he hit .231/.333/.387 with 34 home runs in 275 games in green and yellow (1975-1976). He would then retire.
Roughly 88% of Williams' games played were in a Cubs uniform, with 12% being in an A's uniform.