Meet the MLB Millionaire Who Lives in a Van Behind a Florida Walmart


Daniel Norris is 21 years old. He lives in a $10,000 1978 VW Westfalia camper van (named “Shaggy”) behind a Walmart in Florida. He shaves with an axe and cooks his meals on a camp stove.

He’s also a millionaire with a 92-m.p.h. fastball. Norris, you see, received a $2 million bonus for signing with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, and he’s currently the team’s number one prospect, in line for a spot in its starting rotation.


Norris’s unusual lifestyle has received extensive press as baseball season approaches: ESPN the Magazine wrote a thorough exploration of his day-to-day life, which includes surfing, writing in a “thought journal,” reading Jack Kerouac and doing resistance workouts on abandoned grocery carts. He lives this way, he says…

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