He spends his offseason living in his 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van
Daniel Norris is the starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers with a $2 million signing bonus, but what sets him apart from other baseball players is that Norris spends his offseason living in his 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van.
It’s a bit of a departure from some of the more lavish RV’s and campers we’ve shown in the past but what this 23 year old pitcher has here is the dream; a self sufficient, happy life on the road.
When asked about life in the van, Norris told Baseball America:
“As a van-dweller, essentially it’s the same,” he said. “I still cook my own meals, I have a kitchen—it’s a little fuel-powered stove and I’ve got a couple pots and pans—and it works pretty well. I enjoy it. The way I grew up, my dad owned a mountain bike shop and that’s really it, so we had to learn to take care of yourself and be sustainable with what you have.”
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Take a look at the van and Daniel’s setup in the Vice Sports doc below: