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Rizzo's popularity drives jersey sales

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Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs hits a RBI single in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, 2017

Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs hits a RBI single in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, 2017 less

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in baseball this season, followed by a pair of Chicago Cubs stars.

Judge, an outfielder who could win AL Rookie of the Year and MVP, beat out Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, according to Major League Baseball on Tuesday. Judge is the second rookie to have the most popular jersey - Bryant was the first in 2015 and also led the league in 2016.

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Anthony Rizzo celebrates after hitting a home run during his stint with the Portland Sea Dogs in 2010. Before landing in Chicago, he was traded out of the Red Sox system to the Padres as part of the deal that brought Adrian Gonzalez to Boston

Anthony Rizzo celebrates after hitting a home run during his stint with the Portland Sea Dogs in 2010. Before landing in Chicago, he was traded out of the Red Sox system to the Padres as part of the deal that brought Adrian Gonzalez to Boston less

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper rounded out the top five. Two-time AL MVP Mike Trout (Angels) was eighth.

The reigning World Series champion Cubs led the majors with four players among the top 20 in sales, with Javier Baez (10th) and Kyle Schwarber (14th) joining their teammates.

© 2017 Associated Press


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