Baseball hall of famer Larry Walker was fixated on the number 3. He wore number 33, was married on November 3 at 3:33 and his phone number had “as many threes as the phone company would allow.” In 1993, he signed a $3 million contract.
“Shoeless” Joe Jackson was illiterate. In restaurants, rather than ask someone to read the menu to him, he would wait until his teammates ordered and then order one of the items that he heard.
Detroit Tiger pitcher Daniel Norris purposely lives off just $800 a month, despite a $2 million signing bonus. When asked why he chooses to continue to live so conservatively. He asked back, “Who am I to deserve that? What have I really done?”
Daniel Norris, a 21yo baseball player who recently joined the Toronto Bluejays with a $2,000,000 signing bonus, lives and sleeps in a VW bus. He has also never drunk alcohol, works part time in the off-season at a retail store, and spends no more than $800 a month.