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Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger top MLB jersey sales since World Series

Four Dodgers (plus an old friend) in the top 13 in MLB

World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

A decent glimpse into the popularity of winning the World Series can be seen with a look at the most popular MLB jersey sales since the end of October. Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger have the two highest-selling jerseys from the official MLB online shop, and the Dodgers have four of the top 13 players.

Clayton Kershaw ranked fifth and Corey Seager was 13th, but perhaps the most surprising was Kiké Hernández ranking ninth. Hernández likely gets a boost from both his postseason heroics as well as joining a new team with a rabid fanbase, so he had both Dodgers and Red Sox fans purchasing his jerseys in the last five months.

Per Chris Cotillo of MassLive, Hernández called his jersey ranking “mind-blowing” and “I don’t know how that happened.”

MLB counts jersey sales from any team, so a Betts Red Sox jersey sold since the end of the World Series adds to his total, though perhaps those are less likely than say Francisco Lindor, who ranked eighth, and Nolan Arenado at No. 11, both of whom were traded this offseason.

The popularity of winning the World Series can be seen thanks to jersey rankings unveiled by MLB in the final weekend of the 2020 season. Betts topped that list as well, but the other Dodgers now ranked all saw jumps:

  • Bellinger: from 6th on September 25 to 2nd now
  • Kershaw: from 9th to 5th
  • Hernández: from outside of top 20 to 9th
  • Seager: from outside of top 20 to 13th

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