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Daniel Roberts
May 20, 2013
SI'S 10TH ANNUAL LIST OF THE MOST HIGHLY COMPENSATED ATHLETES IN THE U.S IS HEADLINED BY A BOXER BUT DOMINATED BY BASEBALL PLAYERS, WHO OCCUPY EXACTLY HALF THE SPOTS
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May 20, 2013

Fortunate 50

SI'S 10TH ANNUAL LIST OF THE MOST HIGHLY COMPENSATED ATHLETES IN THE U.S IS HEADLINED BY A BOXER BUT DOMINATED BY BASEBALL PLAYERS, WHO OCCUPY EXACTLY HALF THE SPOTS

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SALARY/WINNINGS: $20,000,000

ENDORSEMENTS: $600,000

TOTAL: $20,600,000

In 2015, the flamethrowing righty's salary will go up to $28 million, which will likely put him even higher on the list. Verlander, 30, has deals with Reebok and Phiten.

39 ROY HALLADAY Phillies pitcher

SALARY/WINNINGS: $20,000,000

ENDORSEMENTS: $210,000

TOTAL: $20,210,000

Halladay's ERA was as low as 2.35 in 2011, but it spiked to 4.49 last year and was 8.65 on May 6 when the 35-year-old went on the DL with soreness in his right shoulder. His biggest corporate relationship is with 2K Sports, which put him on the cover of its MLB 2K11 game.

40 MATT CAIN Giants pitcher

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