Tom Brady will shed his Patriots jersey and join the Buccaneers this coming season. Which former Cincinnati Reds looked odd wearing another team’s uniform?
Tom Brady’s time in New England is over. After a 20-year career and six Super Bowl titles, the quarterback is heading south to Tampa Bay. It’s going to be very weird seeing Brady in the red and pewter of the Buccaneers. That got us to thinking, which former Cincinnati Reds players looked odd wearing another team’s jersey?
This isn’t anything new. Sports fans have seen Joe Montana leave the Bay Area for the City of Fountains when “Joe Cool” joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993. One of the greatest athletes of all-time, Michael Jordan, said goodbye to Chicago and finished his NBA career with the Washington Wizards.
It’s rare, especially in today’s day and age, to see an athlete play his entire career with one franchise. We here in Reds Country are a bit spoiled with the likes of Dave Concepcion, Barry Larkin and Johnny Bench; all of whom started and ended their careers in the Queen City. Joey Votto is very likely to follow in those footsteps.
Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to end ones career where it began. One of the greatest Reds of all-time, Frank Robinson, was traded to the Baltimore Orioles prior to his MVP season in 1966. So, let’s take a look back at some of the Cincinnati Reds greats who donned another team’s uniform, but just didn’t look right once they did.