For the second season in a row, all-star outfielder Mookie Betts wears Major League Baseball’s most popular player jersey. For the first time ever, the four most popular MLB player jerseys are worn by players from four different countries and territories. After Betts (USA), All-Stars Fernando Tatis Jr. (Dominican Republic), Ronald Acuña Jr. (Venezuela) and Javier Báez (Puerto Rico) complete the top four.
Tatis, 22, who started the season with the third most popular shirt, became the youngest player in history to place one of the two most popular player shirts and has been the highest ranked Padres player since. the start of follow-up. With the third most popular player’s jersey of 2021, Acuña Jr. has earned the highest ranking for an Atlanta Braves player in the ten years since MLB and MLB Players, Inc. began posting swimwear sales charts. Báez, fresh out of a midseason trade with the New York Mets, saw his jersey soar in popularity, ranking number four, the highest since he finished the 2018 season at number three. The list, released jointly today by Major League Baseball and MLB Players, Inc., identifies sales of Nike player jerseys from MLBShop.com since the start of the 2021 championship season.
After helping the Dodgers win their first World Series championship in over 30 years and notching more than 100 victories this year, the popularity of Betts and three of his teammates continued into 2021. Clayton Kershaw (No.5 ), Cody Bellinger (No.6) and Corey Seager (No.8) made the Dodgers the only club to have four players in the top 10 most popular player jerseys while guiding Los Angeles to the playoffs for a franchise record for the ninth consecutive year. Also in California, Shohei Ohtani’s bumper season lifted his jersey to his second appearance on the list of most popular players’ shirts. With the number nine ranking this year, Ohtani is the first Japanese player to make multiple appearances in the top 10 most popular jerseys (he was number eight after his rookie year in 2018) since MLB and MLB Players, Inc. began. to sell jerseys. graphics.
Despite a limited number of games this season due to injury, eternal All-Star Mike Trout had the 13th most popular shirt in MLB, continuing his streak of appearances in all of the most popular player’s jersey lists. popular since his rookie season.
Here is the list of the 20 most popular MLB player jerseys this season.
Based on MLBShop.com Nike jersey sales since opening day 2021
* Contains combined sales of previous and current teams