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Even in retirement, Mia Hamm still inspires

Mia Hamm's image is the logo for the new women's pro league, but she's happy to stay retired. Story

Updated: January 20, 2009, 9:12 AM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

There are all sorts of ways to celebrate an athlete's contribution to their sport: retire their jersey, feature them in a documentary, write a book about them or, of course, elect them to their sport's hall of fame.

But very few are honored with becoming "The Logo."

We all know about Jerry West.

And now perhaps the most athletically gifted stay-at-home mom on the planet gets to have such a distinction: Mia Hamm.

Since making the U.S. national team at 15, ...

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