Major League Baseball just released its annual list of which players have the most popular jersey as measured by sales of Majestic-brand official on-field replica sales. The leader for the season: Aaron Judge. In fact, it’s his third consecutive season with the most popular player jersey.
Following Judge on the list is Bryce Harper, who I would’ve guessed would lead the list given that he was on a new team this year. Lots of Yankees fans already had Judge jerseys. No Phillies fan would’ve had a Harper jersey before March. Oh well.
In keeping with MLB’s emphasis on youth, the nine most popular player jerseys are all under the age of 30, with Cody Bellinger coming in third followed by, Javier Báez, Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuña Jr., Mookie Betts, José Altuve, and Mike Trout. Only old man Anthony Rizzo at number ten is over 30, and he just hit the big 3-0 in August.
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