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Surprise Endings

Jason English
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The San Francisco Giants are calling it an era. Barry Bonds won't be returning next season, ending his 15-year stint by the Bay. Although Bonds became a star in Pittsburgh, it'll be strange to see him in a different uniform next year (though I'm not sure he'll have many suitors.)

Here are fifteen twenty-four other superstars who ended their careers in super-strange uniforms, courtesy of GameKult, The Sporting News and The Fowl Line:

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O.J. Simpson, San Francisco 49ers; Patrick Ewing, Orlando Magic; Joe Namath, Los Angeles Rams.

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Karl Malone, Los Angeles Lakers; Joe Montana, Kansas City Chiefs; Johnny Unitas, San Diego Chargers.

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Franco Harris, Seattle Seahawks; Michael Jordan, Washington Wizards; Emmitt Smith, Arizona Cardinals.

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Willie Mays, New York Mets; Gordie Howe, Hartford Whalers; Ron Santo, Chicago White Sox.

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Ray Bourque, Colorado Avalanche; Thurman Thomas, Miami Dolphins; Tony Dorsett, Denver Broncos.

What other sports legends forever tied to one city ended their careers in another?

UPDATE: Great responses, everyone. I found an old Uni Watch column from ESPN that really nailed this topic. Here are a few more...

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Dennis Rodman, Dallas Mavericks; Dale Murphy, Colorado Rockies, Hakeem Olajuwon, Toronto Raptors.

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Keith Hernandez, Cleveland Indians; Bernie Kosar, Miami Dolphins; Walt Frazier, Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Dominique Wilkins, Orlando Magic; Hank Greenberg, Pittsburgh Pirates; Earl Campbell, New Orleans Saints.

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