Phillies' Cliff Lee Is Arkansas' Top Dollar Athlete

by Chris Bahn  on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 12:00 am  

From left, Cliff Lee of Benton, Joe Johnson of Little Rock, Torii Hunter of Pine Bluff, A.J. Burnett of North Little Rock and DeAngelo Williams of Wynne.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee in 2012 enjoyed the most lucrative of his nine-plus seasons in Major League Baseball. Lee earned $21.5 million — that's nearly $3.6 million per win — and topped the list of highest-paid athletes with ties to the state of Arkansas.

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