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 ...