Derek Jeter tops jersey sales list
For the third straight season, baseball fans bought more Derek Jeter jerseys than any other.
Major League Baseball's jersey sales ranking list came out Monday and there were few surprises.
Jeter led three New York Yankees in the top 10, while hot young phenoms jumped to the top of the list, which reflects sales of Majestic jerseys since the All-Star break.
The rankings marked the third time the sales figures have been released. Jeter also led the 2010 and 2011 lists.
The Braves' Chipper Jones hasn't changed what's on the front of his jersey in his 20-year career, but his season-long curtain call had fans buying his jersey, which came in at No. 8.
MLB Jersey Sales, Since All-Star Break
1. Derek Jeter, Yankees
2. Josh Hamilton, Rangers
3. Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees
4. Bryce Harper, Nationals
5. Mike Trout, Angels
6. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
7. Yu Darvish, Rangers
8. Chipper Jones, Braves
9. Justin Verlander, Tigers
10. Robinson Cano, Yankees
If there's anything that stands out on the list, it's that buying jerseys of pitchers doesn't seem to be in vogue, with Darvish and Verlander the only pitchers in the top 20.
A potentially historic Triple Crown season by the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera helped his inclusion on the list, albeit at No. 19.
The Baltimore Orioles had no players on the list despite playing their way into their first playoff appearance since 1987.