The $500,000 Hit-By-Pitch 

CC Sabathia

On Thursday night, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was two innings shy of pitching 155 innings on the season. Had he reached that mark, he’d have earned a cool half million dollars. Instead, he plunked Jesus Sucre and got ejected from the game.

Sabathia has made something like $250 million in his career, so you don’t exactly need to shed a tear for him. Still, half a million dollars is half a million dollars!