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This Professional Baseball Player Lives In A Van During The Off-Season

This post was updated on March 19th, 2024

Even with a multi-million dollar contract, pro baseball player Daniel Norris prefers living in his 1978 Volkswagen campervan. At least during the off-season, anyway.

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Norris pitches for the Detroit Tigers now, but a few years back—when the video below was produced—he played for the Toronto Blue Jays. The 25-year-old pitcher was a second-round pick in 2011 out of high school and signed a bonus valued at $2 million.

Daniel Norris
Photo from Vice Sports on Youtube

Like most athletes, he’s already used to life on the road, so traveling during the off-season is nothing new. He saves money from not always staying in hotels and dining out all of the time, and he gets to fully appreciate the finer things in life, like stopping when he wants to explore.

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Daniel Norris
Photo from Vice Sports on Youtube

To get to know Norris better, check out this five-minute film that Vice Sports put together. It gives us a first-hand look at what it’s like to be a professional baseball pitcher living in a campervan. (Make sure to adjust the settings quality to 1080p HD, and switch off the annotations.)

This guy definitely knows how to get the most out of life. Would you live in a classic campervan if you had a multi-million dollar contract? Or would you go for something a little nicer? Let us know in the comments below.

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