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How retired MLB star Randy Johnson became a rock photographer

Originally Published: January 22, 2014
By Stefan Marolachakis | ESPN The Magazine

DURING HIS 22-YEAR MLB career, 6'10" lefty Randy Johnson intimidated both opposing batters and the occasional photographer. Now the five-time Cy Young winner finds himself on the opposite end of the camera as a rock photographer. Johnson majored in photojournalism at USC and shot concerts for the school paper during the offseason. He stayed interested in the form as a pro. "On the days I wasn't pitching, I would be at the end of the dugout talking to photographers. I would ...

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