Daniel Norris Talks His
Life In The Big Leagues And The Small Things That Get Him Going Story by Jennifer Ares
Sparky Anderson, the longtime Detroit Tigers skipper, was once quoted as saying, “If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing.” Newly acquired pitcher Daniel Norris won’t have to worry about any proposals from Anderson since the world lost Sparky in 2010, but if he were still around I doubt Norris would mind gaining the attention of such a storied coach. “I love playing baseball. It’s so much fun. It’s work, but fun work and I can’t imagine doing anything else.” Norris’ handshake belies the power that lies in his arm and helped get him to the majors. He is quiet and humble and perhaps a bit overwhelmed by the near celebrity status that follows him on his trips back to Johnson City.