For the second year in a row, the jersey MLB fans flocked to purchase was none other than New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.
Judge tops the list of top-selling jerseys for the 2018 MLB season, followed by Jose Altuve and Javier Baez. Los Angeles Angels superstar rookie Shohei Ohtani made an appearance in the top 10, as well.
Aaron Judge's jersey was the most popular in MLB this season. Here's the list of the Top 20; rookies Ohtani and Acuna made the Top 20. pic.twitter.com/UtWEb4Tz4W
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) September 28, 2018
The remarkable thing about this is that Judge missed so much time with his broken wrist. He wasn’t even playing for seven weeks this year — just shows how popular this young man is nationally.
Given the allure of raw power displayed on the gridiron, it’s not surprising. Nobody can laser a baseball out of a stadium quite like Judge can. And we must not forget about his genuine, likable personality and winning smile.
The Yankees have a true, marketable star on their hands. And they know it.