Winning the World Series does a lot for you – including improving the bottom line on jersey sales.
That’s something the Boston Red Sox found out recently as two of their players topped the offseason jersey sales chart.
According to ESPN, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had the best selling jersey in Major League Baseball from October 31st, 2013 to March 30, 2014. Right behind him was teammate and Boston Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia.
In the list, obtained by ESPN.com to be released by the league later today, Ortiz’s teammate Dustin Pedroia had the second best-selling jersey from Oct. 31, 2013, to March 30, 2014. Compared to the same time period last season, sales of Ortiz’s and Pedroia’s Majestic jerseys are up 932 percent and 379 percent, respectively.
So who came in third? Maybe a Bryce Harper or Yasiel Puig? Nope – that honor went to Derek Jeter, who despite only playing in 17 games last season still had one of the best selling jerseys in baseball.
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