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These seven found a way to work in sports

You don't need a 90-mph fastball or a 40-inch vertical to get a job in sports. These seven ordinary folks took a different path to the ballpark. Story

Updated: August 9, 2007, 11:13 AM ET
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This article appeared in the Aug. 13 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

You don't need a 90-mph fastball or a 40-inch vertical to get a job in sports. These seven ordinary folks took a different path to the ballpark.

SAM BASS, 45, NASCAR ARTIST The Gig: As NASCAR's first officially licensed artist, Bass "is the go-to guy for paint schemes," says Petty Enterprises driver Bobby Labonte. In addition to inking skins for 14 drivers this season -- including Labonte and Jeff Gordon -- Bass ...

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