Millionaire Pitcher Lives Out of His Van!

Millionaire Pitcher, Daniel Norris, Lives Out of His Van and Does Workouts in Walmart Parking Lots

A million dollars.  What would you do with that kind of check? If you were to win the lottery, would it be cars first? Maybe a boat? Maybe get yourself a nice little beach house? 

Okay, so Daniel Norris, he didn't win the lottery.  Well, maybe not technically.  But he did get himself a nice size check coming right out of high school when he got drafted to the major leagues.  What does "nice" equate to?  How's a $2 Million bonus sound for nice?

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But what's even more impressive than that paycheck is that he's managed to maintain a bare minimum lifestyle.  In his van.  That's right.  The millionaire Detroit Tigers pitcher lives on just $800/month in his 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia nicknamed, "Shaggy."



Millionaire Pitcher Opts for Easy Going Lifestyle While Living Out of VW Van

When asked about his non-comformist lifestyle, he stated;

"I'm actually more comfortable being kind of poor."

To stay in shape for the pros he does workouts in Walmart parking lots and parks his van well, wherever he chooses for the night.  So be it the beach or the grocery store.  

In 2015, Norris battled thyroid cancer but reported in October of last year that the cancer was gone.  



His instagram is full of photographs with bios and short stories of the strangers he meets on the road.  He states how grateful he is for life and how eager he is to grow.



Check out this Vice Sports video to catch a day in the life of Millionaire Pitcher, Daniel Norris.


What do you guys think?  Is this easy living or unnecessary? I mean, he does look pretty happy, but could you do it? Let us know in the comments below and tweet @WakeYaGameUp! #Woke #StayWoke  

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  • Rachel on

    Money shouldn’t change you simple as that. Do what makes you happy and live in the moment everyday is a blessing. Happiness comes from what you like to do and how you do it not from how much you get and what you spend it on. Haven’t you herd “Money is the root of all evil.” Stay positive and Stay blessed and most importantly STAY WOKE!

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