Our hemisphere produces some of the best (and best paid) athletes in the world. Unfortunately, many of our soccer (futbol) players go on to play in Europe, where the contracts and endorsements are better. For the same reason, two of those who top the list of baseball player salaries are from Venezuela--Cabrera and Santana--playing in U.S. instead of their home country. What stands out is that, overall, individual soccer and basketball players earn more than their baseball colleagues, while Americas' soccer stars earn a total of $157 million, Americas' basketball stars earning a total of $338 million, and baseball stars earning $236.9 million.