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The $3,000 chocolate milk

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In 10th grade, Justin Verlander didn’t have 50 cents for a chocolate milk. So he told his friend, Daniel Hicks, that if Hicks gave him 50 cents, Verlander would give him .1 percent of his signing bonus.

"I wanted a chocolate milk that cost 50 cents, and I didn't have the money," Verlander, 24, told Sports Illustrated. "So I said, 'How about I give you 0.1 percent of my pro signing bonus if you give me 50 cents now?' He found a napkin, wrote it up, and I signed it.

Verlander was drafted in 2004 by the Detroit Tigers out of Old Dominion and received a $3 million signing bonus. Hicks tracked down Verlander and whipped out the napkin and claimed his $3,000 for the glass of chocolate milk. [via Sports Biz with Darren Rovell and Mike & Mike]

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