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Jeter tops list of best-selling MLB jerseys

Posted By Chad Jennings On December 17, 2012 @ 9:02 pm In Misc | 67 Comments

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At the end of the regular season, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced the year’s highest-selling jerseys. I’ve had this list sitting in a draft post for weeks, just waiting for a slow day. And outside of the Mets and Blue Jays, today qualifies as a slow day. Derek Jeter is at the top — no surprise — with Ichiro Suzuki and Robinson Cano also making the Top 10. Here’s the announcement, along with the Top 20 sellers.

[2]With the MLB Postseason rapidly approaching, the current list of most popular MLB jerseys mirrors the top of the standings, as players on Postseason contenders dominate the list. Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers and Ichiro Suzuki of the Yankees top the list, released jointly today by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, with rookie sensations Bryce Harper and Mike Trout rounding out the top five.

Six players, including Ichiro, Harper, Trout, Andrew McCutchen, Yu Darvish and Chipper Jones, made the top ten after not appearing in the top 20 on the 2011 calendar-year list released in March of this year. Seven additional players – Matt Kemp, Joey Votto, Prince Fielder, Jose Bautista, Yadier Molina, Miguel Cabrera and Brett Lawrie – who did not make last year’s list cracked the top 20 this time around. Players representing 12 different MLB Clubs make up the list of top 20 most popular jerseys, including Postseason contenders that haven’t been represented on the list in recent years such as the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds. The top 20 include nine infielders, seven outfielders, two pitchers and two catchers. Of the top 20, 18 were All-Stars in 2012.

MLB Most Popular Jerseys
Based on sales of Majestic jerseys since the 2012 All-Star break

1. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
2. Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
3. Ichiro Suzuki, New York Yankees
4. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
5. Mike Trout, LA Angels of Anaheim
6. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
7. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
8. Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves
9. Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
10. Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
11. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
12. David Freese, St. Louis Cardinals
13. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
14. Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers
15. Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers
16. Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
17. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
18. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
19. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
20. Brett Lawrie, Toronto Blue Jays

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