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Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

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Last time we checked in on baseball’s best-selling jerseys it was around the All-Star break and the top spots belonged to Buster Posey and Mariano Rivera.

MLB just released a list of the best-selling jerseys of the offseason and it turns out this time around everyone wanted to celebrate the Red Sox winning the World Series:

1. David Ortiz, Red Sox
2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
3. Derek Jeter, Yankees
4. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
5. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
6. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
7. Buster Posey, Giants
8. David Wright, Mets
9. Robinson Cano, Mariners
10. Manny Machado, Orioles

Comparing the midseason list to the offseason list, the only holdovers in the top 10 are Jeter, Molina, Posey, Wright, and Machado.

Also of note: Yasiel Puig ranked 11th and Matt Harvey still cracked the top 20 at No. 16 despite undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery. In all, 10 of the top 20 jerseys belong to players in New York, Boston, or Los Angeles (plus Cano, who just left New York).

Not mentioned, but assumed: J.J. Putz ranked dead last for the 12th consecutive season.

  1. spudchukar - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Putz edges out Lackey again.

  2. renaado - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Hate to admit it but, Yankees jersey merchandise is topping the Baseball apparel here in the Philippines… Good news is that it”s all Jeter jerseys. Tigers Cabrera’s ain’t that far though cause i’v been seing those when we dropped by at Quezon city to conduct examples in buildings for our architectural class. Not bad for a basketball mad country like us I’d say.

  3. nymets4ever - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    baseball jerseys only look cool as part of the full baseball uniform worn by the players…shirseys are the way to go for fans IMO

  4. georgewashingtonsghost - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    I’m really surprised that Trout and Miggy are nowhere to be found in the top 10.

  5. wilkisoft - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    I’m incredibly shocked that Trout didn’t crack the top 10.

  6. mikhelb - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Cool to watch that redsox sales have regained their form, after a disastrous 2012, lots of people “burned” their redsox jerseys (figuratively speaking) by mid april/may 2013. Same thing happened after 2005 and 2008 one year after winning the world series both times.

  7. dubyad3 - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Ironically they also have the most bandwagon fans too.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      Happens to every winning team.

  8. sophiethegreatdane - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    I bet dem New Yawkahs think it’s a wicked pissa that Ortiz and Pedroyer beat out their beloved Jetah. I’m wicked stoked, kid. Gonna hop in the cah ‘n hit the Nort Shaw Mall to get me a Tazawer jersey for Ope-nin Day.

    • nymets4ever - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      why did you mix boston and new york dialects

      • sophiethegreatdane - Apr 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM

        Geez, tough crowd. You ever try to write out, with absolute accuracy, the various little things that make up an accent?

        Next time I’ll make sure it’s done so your sensitive ears and eyes can pick out the Revere accent from the Arlington accent.

  9. cadillacjosh - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    No Ryan Braun huh?

    That’s weird.

    • renaado - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Don’t worry we got those too, until we heard the news he uses steroids. We threw it afterwards after hearing that statement.

  10. tcostant - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Where is Trout and Harper. Idiots.

    • rhannah78 - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      I’m stunned that Miggy’s jersey is nowhere to be found either.

  11. rhannah78 - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    I had a big Papi(and a Pedroia) jersey before it was in style!

    • anotheryx - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      2002?

      • rhannah78 - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:16 PM

        I’ll admit that it was post world series win(circa 2008), but that’s mainly because I could actually afford to buy a jersey then. His jersey certainly wasn’t at the top of the list then though.

  12. slaugin - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Basket ball os my #4 sport but when it comes to Jerseys they win the game.

  13. mybrunoblog - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Probably no coincidence that the teams on that list (Yanks, Dodgers, Red Sox etc) all have classic looking great jerseys. I don’t see anyone buying those horrible GI Joe Padres jerseys, the God awful Rockies mess or anything the Marlins wear.

  14. zinger99 - Apr 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Funny,since 2004 Red Sox fans have really come out of the woodwork. Before,not so much.

    • pastabelly - Apr 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM

      Funny,since 1968 (more realistically, that was the turning point of the franchise after 67) Red Sox fans have really come out of the woodwork. Before,not so much.

  15. yahmule - Apr 3, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    I have two Kershaws, but the roadie was a knockoff.

  16. Bob - Apr 3, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    It’s what happens when MLB allows the networks to promote only two teams at the expense of the other 28. And it’s why World Series ratings are in the toilet when the Red Sox or Yankees aren’t involved.

    • pastabelly - Apr 4, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      Allows? Why do you think the networks pay MLB a small fortune to broadcast games? I can’t think of anything else other than to get ratings and to make money. They show the Red Sox and Yankees because both teams have national followings and drive profits.

  17. sawxalicious - Apr 4, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Warning to Harvey fans: I bought a Mark Prior jersey in 2004,that didn’t work out so well…Now it’s my ” historical” jersey.

  18. ch0psuey - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:23 AM

    Good thing, know who to stay from in pubs and bars.

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