NEW YORK – Mookie Betts and defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of Major League Baseball’s 10 best-selling jerseys this season.
Betts’ No.50 uniform took first place for the second year in a row after being acquired ahead of the 2020 Boston Red Sox season. He is joined in the top 10 by teammates Clayton Kershaw at five, Cody Bellinger at six and World Series MVP Corey Seager at eight. Kershaw and Seager are on the verge of becoming free agents.
Betts was followed at No.2 by Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr., who signed a 14-year, $ 340 million contract to stay with San Diego going into the season, then made his way into the heart of the MVP race of the NL.
Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. finished third despite a season-ending knee injury in July, while Javier Báez finished fourth with combined sales of his Cubs and Mets jerseys after being traded. in New York mid-season.
Los Angeles Angels two-way street phenomenon Shohei Ohtani finished ninth after one of the most remarkable seasons in baseball history. The favorite AL MVP had 46 homers, 100 RBIs and a .965 OPS at home plate and also went 9-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 23 starts on the mound.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who led MLB in jersey sales for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019, placed seventh. Nolan Arenado was 10th in his first season with the St. Louis Cardinals after a Colorado trade, followed by Phillies star Bryce Harper in 11th.
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Anthony Rizzo, traded mid-season from the Cubs to the Yankees, was 12th in his combined total. He was followed by Angels star Mike Trout, who clinched the list despite just 36 games due to a calf injury.
Rankings released by MLB and MLB Players, Inc. on Monday are based on MLBShop.com Nike jersey sales since opening day.
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