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The 20 Top-Selling Player Jerseys in Baseball (2015)

Rookie Kris Bryant, Owner Of 2015's Most Popular Baseball Jersey

Rookie Kris Bryant, Owner Of 2015’s Most Popular Baseball Jersey

Now that the regular season is done, let’s take a look at mlb.com‘s top-selling baseball player jerseys of 2015.

For the first time, a rookie tops the list. Chicago Cubs‘ phenom and National League Rookie of the Year favorite, third-baseman Kris Bryant (.275, 26 HR, 99 RBI…and 31 doubles), is No. 1 (well, No. 17, really, but you get it).

Bryant is also one of four third-basemen on the list, the most represented position.

He replaces last season’s top man, the retiring Derek Jeter (naturally).

Then, the West Coast takes over. The next four jerseys are owned by San Francisco Giants‘ battery Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, Los Angeles Dodgers‘ perennial Cy Young favorite Clayton Kershaw and Los Angeles Angels‘ possible MVP back-to-backer Mike Trout.

The Giants have the most players in the top 20, and they’re all in the top 10 by the way – three (Hunter Pence is the other) – along with, guess who? Nope, not the New York Yankees. It’s that other team in Gotham, the NL East surprise champion New York Mets (Matt Harvey, David Wright and Jacob deGrom). In fact, the Yankees have no top 20 reps this time around.

Other than rookies Bryant and Houston Astros‘ shortstop Carlos Correa, Harvey (third season) and deGrom (second tour) have the fewest years of MLB service. Almost half (nine) of the 20 top-selling jerseys are worn by players with five years in the Bigs or fewer.

Correa (Puerto Rico) is one of five internationally-born players with the top selling gear, along with the always-appearing David Ortiz (Dominican Republic); two-time World Series champion, St. Louis Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico) and his once champion teammate and three-time MVP, Albert Pujols (Dominican Republic); and 2010 Cy Young winner and Seattle Mariner lifer so far, Felix Hernandez (Venezuela).

PLAYER TEAM POS. SEASON BIRTHPLACE
1. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs 3B Rookie Las Vegas, NV
2. Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants LHP 7th Hickory, NC
3. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants C 7th Leesburg, GA
4. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers LHP 8th Dallas, TX
5. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels CF 5th Vineland, NJ
6. Bryce Harper Washington Nationals LF, RF 4th Las Vegas, NV
7. Hunter Pence San Francisco Giants RF 9th Fort Worth, TX
8. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs 1B 5th Fort Lauderdale, FL
9. Matt Harvey New York Mets RHP 3rd New London, CT
10. Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates CF 7th Fort Meade, FL
11. David Wright New York Mets 3B 12th Norfolk, VA
12. Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays 3B 5th Pensacola, FL
13. Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds 3B, 1B 5th Point Pleasant, NJ
14. David Ortiz Boston Red Sox DH 19th Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
15. Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals C 12th Bayamon, Puerto Rico
16. Carlos Correa Houston Astros SS Rookie Ponce, Puerto Rico
17. Jacob deGrom New York Mets RHP 2nd DeLand, FL
18. Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 2B 10th Woodland, CA
19. Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners RHP 11th Valencia, Venezuela
20. Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels DH, 1B 15th Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Photo: chicagotribune.com

MLB: Most RBI in a Baseball Game (2000 – Present)

Alex Rodriguez And Garret Anderson Are The Only Players With 10 RBI In A Game Since 2000

Alex Rodriguez And Garret Anderson Are The Only Players With 10 RBI In A Game Since 2000

Yasiel Puig may have knocked in five runs today, but that’s nothing (what?).

Fellow Los Angeles Dodger, Yasmani Grandal, collected eight RBI back in May. That’s the most in a single game this season.

But that’s nothing, either (whaaaat?).

Since 2000, nine players have had at least nine RBI in one game. They (and everybody with eight, too) are listed below in chronological order.

The tops? One of those crazy baseball things. New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, had 10 against the Los Angeles Angels in 2005. Two years later Los Angeles Angel, Garret Anderson, had 10 against the New York Yankees.

Guess what? That’s nothing.

Four players in history have had more. The all-time record? Find that answer, and a few others, tomorrow.

One more something. Everybody below was on the winning team, except Jason Bay. Bay (a rookie, then) had eight RBI for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 10-9 loss to the Chicago Cubs back in 2003.

But Bay is on the list two times and was on a Pirate winner, too. He and Nelson Cruz are the only two-timers.

Thanks to the best baseball reference site on the Internet, aptly named baseball-reference.com (and the awesome Play Index).

PLAYER RBI FOR AGAINST WHEN
1. Alex Rodriguez 10 New York Yankees Los Angeles Angels Apr. 26, 2005
1. Garret Anderson 10 Los Angeles Angels New York Yankees Aug. 21, 2007
3. Erubiel Durazo 9 Arizona Diamondbacks Philadelphia Phillies May 17, 2002
3. Sammy Sosa 9 Chicago Cubs Colorado Rockies Aug. 10, 2002
3. Bill Mueller 9 Boston Red Sox Texas Rangers Jul. 29., 2003
3. Vladimir Guerrero 9 Anaheim Angels Boston Red Sox Jun. 2, 2004
3. James Loney 9 Los Angeles Dodgers Colorado Rockies Sep. 28, 2006
3. Carlos Delgado 9 New York Mets New York Yankees Jun. 27, 2008
3. Lonnie Chisenhall 9 Cleveland Indians Texas Rangers Jun. 9, 2014
10. Adam Kennedy 8 Anaheim Angels Toronto Blue Jays Apr. 18, 2000
10. Ken Griffey 8 Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Jul. 8, 2000
10. Miguel Tejada 8 Oakland A’s Texas Rangers Jun. 30, 2001
10. Mike Cameron 8 Seattle Mariners New York Yankees Aug. 19, 2001
10. Eric Chavez 8 Oakland A’s Baltimore Orioles Aug. 30, 2001
10. Nomar Garciaparra 8 Boston Red Sox Tampa Bay Devil Rays Jul. 23, 2002
10. Jason Bay 8 Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago Cubs Sep. 19, 2003
10. Ronnie Belliard 8 Colorado Rockies Arizona Diamondbacks Sep. 23, 2003
10. Jason Bay 8 Pittsburgh Pirates Milwaukee Brewers Jul. 2, 2004
10. Matt Holliday 8 Colorado Rockies San Diego Padres Sep. 20, 2005
10. Ben Broussard 8 Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox Apr. 27, 2006
10. J.R. Towles 8 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals Sep. 20, 2007
10. Jayson Werth 8 Philadelphia Phillies Toronto Blue Jays May 16, 2008
10. Josh Willingham 8 Washington Nationals Milwaukee Brewers Jul. 27, 2009
10. Adam Lind 8 Toronto Blue Jays Texas Rangers Aug. 31, 2009
10. Ben Zobrist 8 Tampa Bay Rays Minnesota Twins Apr. 28, 2011
10. Nelson Cruz 8 Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays Jul. 22, 2011
10. Josh Hamilton 8 Texas Rangers Baltimore Orioles May 8, 2012
10. Nelson Cruz 8 Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays May 25, 2012
10. Yasmani Grandal 8 Los Angeles Dodgers Milwaukee Brewers May 7, 2015

Photos: AP via wsj.com / baseballclassicsbaseballgame.com

Adrian Beltre and Players with the Most Career Cycles

PLAYER CAREER CYCLES FOR AGAINST DATE
1. John Reilly  3 Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Alleghenys Sep. 12, 1883
Cincinnati Reds Philadelphia Athletics Sep. 19, 1883
Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Alleghenys Aug. 6, 1890
1. Adrián Beltré  3 Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers Sep. 1, 2008
Texas Rangers Minnesota Twins Aug. 24, 2012
Texas Rangers Houston Astros Aug. 3, 2015
1. Bob Meusel  3 New York Yankees Washington Senators May 7, 1921
New York Yankees Philadelphia Athletics Jul. 3, 1922
New York Yankees Detroit Tigers Jul. 26, 1928
1. Babe Herman  3 Brooklyn Robins Cincinnati Reds May 18, 1931
Brooklyn Robins Pittsburgh Pirates Jul. 24, 1931
Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals Sep. 30, 1933
5. Aaron Hill  2 Arizona Diamondbacks Seattle Mariners Jun. 18, 2012
Arizona Diamondbacks Milwaukee Brewers Jun. 29, 2012
5. Arky Vaughan  2 Pittsburgh Pirates Brooklyn Dodgers Jun. 24, 1933
Pittsburgh Pirates New York Giants Jul. 19, 1939
5. Bob Watson  2 Houston Astros San Francisco Giants Jun. 24, 1977
Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Sep. 15, 1979
5. Bobby Doerr  2 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Browns May 17, 1944
Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox May 13, 1947
5. Brad Wilkerson  2 Montreal Expos Pittsburgh Pirates Jun. 24, 2003
Washington Nationals Philadelphia Phillies Apr. 6, 2005
5. César Cedeño  2 Houston Astros Cincinnati Reds Aug. 2, 1972
Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals Aug. 9, 1976
5. Chris Speier  2 Montreal Expos Atlanta Braves Jul. 20, 1978
San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Jul. 9, 1988
5. Chuck Klein  2 Philadelphia Phillies Chicago Cubs Jul. 1, 1931
Philadelphia Phillies St. Louis Cardinals May 26, 1933
5. Dave Orr  2 New York Metropolitans St. Louis Brown Stockings Jun. 12, 1885
New York Metropolitans Baltimore Orioles Aug. 10, 1887
5. Frank White  2 Kansas City Royals California Angels Sep. 26, 1979
Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers Aug. 3, 1982
5. Fred Clarke  2 Pittsburg Pirates Cincinnati Reds Jul. 23, 1901
Pittsburg Pirates Cincinnati Reds May 7, 1903
5. George Brett  2 Kansas City Royals Baltimore Orioles May 28, 1979
Kansas City Royals Toronto Blue Jays Jul. 25, 1990
5. George Sisler  2 St. Louis Browns Washington Senators Aug. 8, 1920
St. Louis Browns Detroit Tigers Aug. 13, 1921
5. Jim Fregosi  2 Los Angeles Angels New York Yankees Jul. 28, 1964
California Angels Boston Red Sox May 20, 1968
5. Jimmy Ryan  2 Chicago White Stockings Detroit Wolverines Jul. 28, 1888
Chicago Colts Cleveland Spiders Jul. 1, 1891
5. Joe Cronin  2 Washington Senators Boston Red Sox Sep. 2, 1929
Boston Red Sox Detroit Tigers Aug. 2, 1940
5. Joe DiMaggio 2 New York Yankees Chicago White Sox May 20, 1948
New York Yankees Washington Senators Jul. 9, 1937
5. John Olerud  2 New York Mets Montreal Expos Sep. 11, 1997
Seattle Mariners San Diego Padres Jun. 16, 2001
5. Ken Boyer  2 St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Sep. 14, 1961
St. Louis Cardinals Houston Colt .45s Jun. 16, 1964
5. Lou Gehrig  2 New York Yankees Chicago White Sox Jun. 25, 1934
New York Yankees St. Louis Browns Aug. 1, 1937
5. Michael Cuddyer  2 Minnesota Twins Milwaukee Brewers May 22, 2009
Colorado Rockies Cincinnati Reds Aug. 17, 2014
5. Mickey Cochrane  2 Philadelphia Athletics Washington Senators Jul. 22, 1932
Philadelphia Athletics New York Yankees Aug. 2, 1933
5. Mike Tiernan  2 New York Giants Philadelphia Quakers Aug. 25, 1888
New York Giants Cincinnati Reds Jun. 28, 1890
5. Pete Browning  2 Louisville Colonels New York Metropolitans Aug. 8, 1886
Louisville Colonels Philadelphia Athletics Jun. 7, 1889
5. Tip O’Neill  2 St. Louis Brown Stockings Cleveland Blues Apr. 30, 1887
St. Louis Brown Stockings Louisville Colonels May 7, 1887
5. Wally Westlake  2 Pittsburgh Pirates Brooklyn Dodgers Jul. 30, 1948
Pittsburgh Pirates Boston Braves Jun. 14, 1949
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