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Fortunate 50
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: $75,000

TOTAL: $20,075,000

Crawford was openly unhappy in Boston, but his first season in L.A. hasn't been full of unbridled joy either; he has had hamstring and elbow injuries and the Dodgers have struggled. On April 15, when every MLB player wore number 42 for Jackie Robinson Day, Crawford, 31, rocked special edition Jordan Brand number 42 cleats—one blue, one white.

43 JOE JOHNSON Nets swingman

SALARY/WINNINGS: $19,753,000

ENDORSEMENTS: $200,000

TOTAL: $19,953,000

The six-year, $119 million free-agent contract Johnson signed in 2010 has been criticized as overgenerous, but you have to admire his effort against the Bulls in the first round of the postseason. Playing through a left foot injury, the 31-year-old averaged 14.9 points in Brooklyn's seven-game loss.

44 COLE HAMELS Phillies pitcher

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