Jeter's jersey remains MLB's top seller

The Captain's No. 2 is MLB's highest-selling jersey for third straight season
10/01/2012 3:10 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
Derek Jeter may be No. 2 on your scorecard, but for the third straight year, the Yankees’ Captain remains No. 1 on your backs.

On Monday, Major League Baseball released a list of its Top 20 selling jerseys – reflecting sales of official Majestic jerseys since the All-Star Break – and Jeter topped the ranking for the third season in a row, beating out Texas’ Josh Hamilton for the top spot. The Captain was one of three Yankees in the Top 10, as Ichiro Suzuki’s Bombers jersey ranked third and Robinson Cano’s No. 24 slotted in at No. 10.

Three rookies – Washington’s Bryce Harper (No. 4), Mike Trout of the Angels (No. 5), and Texas’ Yu Darvish (No. 7) – all found themselves in the Top 10, as did one man who probably won’t be on the list next year: soon-to-be-retiring Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones, whose No. 10 Braves jersey was No. 8 on the list.

Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen (No. 6) and Detroit’s Justin Verlander (No. 9) were also in the Top 10.

Overall, 12 teams were represented on the list, with the Yankees, Rangers, and Tigers tying for the most with three apiece. In addition, it is noteworthy that 18 of the Top 20 were All-Stars in 2012, and 18 of the 20 are position players, with Darvish and Verlander the only pitchers to make the list.

Nos. 11-20, in order, were: Matt Kemp, David Freese, Joey Votto, Ian Kinsler, Prince Fielder, Jose Bautista, Buster Posey, Yadier Molina, Miguel Cabrera, and Brett Lawrie.

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