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The Phillies Have 3 of the Top 35 Highest-Earning Athletes in America

Jul 16, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT

Sports Illustrated released their list of the 2012's top 50 highest-earning American athletes and the Phillies are well represented.

Sports Illustrated released their Fortunate 50 list today which ranks the 50 highest-earning American athletes in 2012. The Philadelphia Phillies are well represented with three guys cracking the top 35.

The New York Yankees with Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, C.C. Sabathia, and Mark Teixeira, were the only other American franchise with more players on the list. The Miami Heat, Boston Red Sox, and Arizona Cardinals all had three players cracking the top 50.

Other notable names making the cut include Barry Zito, Vernon Wells, and former Eagle Kevin Kolb!

No other Philadelphia sports team was represented.

Could the Fightin’ Phils have four guys on next years list? Cole Hamels surely hopes so.

>>The 50 highest-earning American athletes [SI]

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