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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

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Matt Harvey, Max Scherzer and Every Starting Pitcher in MLB All-Star Game History, Pitchers with the Most ASG Starts and ASG Starting Pitchers by Team

Matt Harvey is the 4th New York Met to Start an All-Star Game. Max Scherzer is the 11th Detroit Tiger.

Matt Harvey is the 4th New York Met to Start an All-Star Game. Max Scherzer is the 11th Detroit Tiger.

Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.35 ERA, 147 K), the young phenom anchoring the New York Mets‘ roster and season, and Max Scherzer (13-1, 3.19 ERA, 152 K), who started 13-0 for the Detroit Tigers in one of the greatest starts to a season ever, have been selected as the 2013 MLB All-Star Game‘s starting pitchers. Not a shocker.

They join an illustrious list of many of the greatest pitchers to play the game. Here, for the most part, were the best throwers through the first half of each of these seasons.

Today’s Sports List of the Day feature is a feast for the baseball senses: a list of every All-Star Game starter, followed by two bonus lists: pitchers with the most All-Star Game starting nods and ASG starting pitchers by team. Which of your team’s pitchers got the call? Which teams/franchises had the most All-Star Game starting pitchers? Answers below.

EVERY MLB ALL-STAR GAME STARTING PITCHER

ASG A.L. STARTER TEAM N.L. STARTER TEAM
2013 Max Scherzer Detroit Tigers Matt Harvey New York Mets
2012 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Matt Cain San Francisco Giants
2011 Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies
2010 David Price Tampa Bay Rays Ubaldo Jimenez Colorado Rockies
2009 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants
2008 Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians Ben Sheets Milwaukee Brewers
2007 Dan Haren Oakland A’s Jake Peavy San Diego Padres
2006 Kenny Rogers Detroit Tigers Brad Penny Los Angeles Dodgers
2005 Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals
2004 Mark Mulder Oakland A’s Roger Clemens Houston Astros
2003 Esteban Loaiza Chicago White Sox Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants
2002 Derek Lowe Boston Red Sox Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks
2001 Roger Clemens New York Yankees Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks
2000 David Wells Toronto Blue Jays Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks
1999 Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies
1998 David Wells New York Yankees Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
1997 Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
1996 Charles Nagy Cleveland Indians John Smoltz Atlanta Braves
1995 Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners Hideo Nomo Los Angeles Dodgers
1994 Jimmy Key New York Yankees Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
1993 Mark Langston California Angels Terry Mulholland Philadelphia Phillies
1992 Kevin Brown Texas Rangers Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves
1991 Jack Morris Minnesota Twins Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves
1990 Bob Welch Oakland A’s Jack Armstrong Cincinnati Reds
1989 Dave Stewart Oakland A’s Rick Reuschel San Francisco Giants
1988 Frank Viola Minnesota Twins Dwight Gooden New York Mets
1987 Brett Saberhagen Kansas City Royals Mike Scott Houston Astros
1986 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox Dwight Gooden New York Mets
1985 Jack Morris Detroit Tigers LaMarr Hoyt San Diego Padres
1984 Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays Charlie Lea Montreal Expos
1983 Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays Mario Soto Cincinnati Reds
1982 Dennis Eckersley Boston Red Sox Steve Rogers Montreal Expos
1981 Jack Morris Detroit Tigers Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers
1980 Steve Stone Baltimore Orioles J.R. Richard Houston Astros
1979 Nolan Ryan California Angels Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies
1978 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Vida Blue San Francisco Giants
1977 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers
1976 Mark Fidrych Detroit Tigers Randy Jones San Diego Padres
1975 Vida Blue Oakland A’s Jerry Reuss Pittsburgh Pirates
1974 Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers
1973 Catfish Hunter Oakland A’s Rick Wise St. Louis Cardinals
1972 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals
1971 Vida Blue Oakland A’s Dock Ellis Pittsburgh Pirates
1970 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Tom Seaver New York Mets
1969 Mel Stottlemyre New York Yankees Steve Carlton St. Louis Cardinals
1968 Luis Tiant Cleveland Indians Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
1967 Dean Chance Minnesota Twins Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants
1966 Denny McLain Detroit Tigers Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
1965 Milt Pappas Baltimore Orioles Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants
1964 Dean Chance Los Angeles Angels Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 Ken McBride Los Angeles Angels Jim O’Toole Cincinnati Reds
1962* Dave Stenhouse Washington Senators (II) Johnny Podres Los Angeles Dodgers
1962* Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
1961* Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers Bob Purkey Cincinnati Reds
1961* Whitey Ford New York Yankees Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves
1960* Whitey Ford New York Yankees Vern Law Pittsburgh Pirates
1960* Bill Monbouquette Boston Red Sox Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates
1959* Jerry Walker Baltimore Orioles Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
1959* Early Wynn Chicago White Sox Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
1958 Bob Turley New York Yankees Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves
1957 Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers Curt Simmons Philadelphia Phillies
1956 Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates
1955 Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies
1954 Whitey Ford New York Yankees Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies
1953 Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies
1952 Vic Raschi New York Yankees Curt Simmons Philadelphia Phillies
1951 Ned Garver St. Louis Browns Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies
1950 Vic Raschi New York Yankees Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies
1949 Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox Warren Spahn Boston Braves
1948 Walt Masterson Washington Senators (I) Ralph Branca Brooklyn Dodgers
1947 Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers Ewell Blackwell Cincinnati Reds
1946 Bob Feller Cleveland Indians Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs
1945 No Game: WWII      
1944 Hank Borowy New York Yankees Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds
1943 D. Leonard Washington Senators (I) Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals
1942 Spud Chandler New York Yankees Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals
1941 Bob Feller Cleveland Indians Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers
1940 Red Ruffing New York Yankees Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds
1939 Red Ruffing New York Yankees Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds
1938 Lefty Gomez New York Yankees Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds
1937 Lefty Gomez New York Yankees Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals
1936 Lefty Grove New York Yankees Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals
1935 Lefty Gomez New York Yankees B. Walker St. Louis Cardinals
1934 Lefty Gomez New York Yankees Carl Hubbell New York Giants
1933 Lefty Gomez New York Yankees Bill Hallahan St. Louis Cardinals

PITCHERS WITH MULTIPLE ALL-STAR GAME STARTS

Thirty different pitchers had at least two All-Star Game starts in their careers, led by the New York YankeesLefty Gomez , L.A. DodgersDon Drysdale and Philadelphia PhilliesRobin Roberts with five each. Eight pitchers started for two different teams, and then there’s Roger Clemens, who started for three (he’s the only one).

  PITCHER # ASG STARTS ASG TEAM
1. Lefty Gomez 5 1938 New York Yankees
      1937 New York Yankees
      1935 New York Yankees
      1934 New York Yankees
      1933 New York Yankees
1. Don Drysdale 5 1968 Los Angeles Dodgers
      1964 Los Angeles Dodgers
      1962 Los Angeles Dodgers
      1959 Los Angeles Dodgers
      1959 Los Angeles Dodgers
1. Robin Roberts 5 1955 Philadelphia Phillies
      1954 Philadelphia Phillies
      1953 Philadelphia Phillies
      1951 Philadelphia Phillies
      1950 Philadelphia Phillies
4. Jim Palmer 4 1978 Baltimore Orioles
      1977 Baltimore Orioles
      1972 Baltimore Orioles
      1970 Baltimore Orioles
4. Randy Johnson 4 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
      2000 Arizona Diamondbacks
      1997 Seattle Mariners
      1995 Seattle Mariners
6. Billy Pierce 3 1956 Chicago White Sox
      1955 Chicago White Sox
      1953 Chicago White Sox
6. Greg Maddux 3 1998 Atlanta Braves
      1997 Atlanta Braves
      1994 Atlanta Braves
6. Jack Morris 3 1991 Minnesota Twins
      1985 Detroit Tigers
      1981 Detroit Tigers
6. Jim Bunning 3 1962 Detroit Tigers
      1961 Detroit Tigers
      1957 Detroit Tigers
6. Roger Clemens 3 2004 Houston Astros
      2001 New York Yankees
      1986 Boston Red Sox
6. Vida Blue 3 1978 San Francisco Giants
      1975 Oakland A’s
      1971 Oakland A’s
6. Warren Spahn 3 1961 Milwaukee Braves
      1958 Milwaukee Braves
      1949 Boston Braves
6. Whitey Ford 3 1961 New York Yankees
      1960 New York Yankees
      1954 New York Yankees
14. Bob Feller 2 1946 Cleveland Indians
      1941 Cleveland Indians
14. Bob Friend 2 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates
      1956 Pittsburgh Pirates
14. Curt Schilling 2 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks
      1999 Philadelphia Phillies
14. Curt Simmons 2 1957 Philadelphia Phillies
      1952 Philadelphia Phillies
14. Dave Stieb 2 1984 Toronto Blue Jays
      1983 Toronto Blue Jays
14. David Wells 2 2000 Toronto Blue Jays
      1998 New York Yankees
14. Dean Chance 2 1967 Minnesota Twins
      1964 Los Angeles Angels
14. Dizzy Dean 2 1937 St. Louis Cardinals
      1936 St. Louis Cardinals
14. Dwight Gooden 2 1988 New York Mets
      1986 New York Mets
14. Juan Marichal 2 1967 San Francisco Giants
      1965 San Francisco Giants
14. Mort Cooper 2 1943 St. Louis Cardinals
      1942 St. Louis Cardinals
14. Paul Derringer 2 1940 Cincinnati Reds
      1939 Cincinnati Reds
14. Red Ruffing 2 1940 New York Yankees
      1939 New York Yankees
14. Roy Halladay 2 2011 Philadelphia Phillies
      2009 Toronto Blue Jays
14. Steve Carlton 2 1979 Philadelphia Phillies
      1969 St. Louis Cardinals
14. Tom Glavine 2 1992 Atlanta Braves
      1991 Atlanta Braves
14. Vic Raschi 2 1952 New York Yankees
      1950 New York Yankees

ALL-STAR GAME STARTING PITCHERS BY TEAM (TEAMS WITH MOST)

Twenty New York Yankees have started for the American League. Only the Marlins franchise is yet to have an ASG starting pitcher.

  TEAM # ASG STARTERS STARTERS ASG
1. New York Yankees 20 Roger Clemens 2001
      David Wells 1998
      Jimmy Key 1994
      Mel Stottlemyre 1969
      Whitey Ford 1961
      Whitey Ford 1960
      Bob Turley 1958
      Whitey Ford 1954
      Vic Raschi 1952
      Vic Raschi 1950
      Hank Borowy 1944
      Spud Chandler 1942
      Red Ruffing 1940
      Red Ruffing 1939
      Lefty Gomez 1938
      Lefty Gomez 1937
      Lefty Grove
1936
      Lefty Gomez 1935
      Lefty Gomez 1934
      Lefty Gomez 1933
         
2. Los Angeles Dodgers 14 Brad Penny 2006
      Hideo Nomo 1995
      Fernando Valenzuela 1981
      Don Sutton 1977
      Andy Messersmith 1974
      Don Drysdale 1968
      Sandy Koufax 1966
      Don Drysdale 1964
      Johnny Podres 1962
      Don Drysdale 1962
      Don Drysdale 1959
      Don Drysdale 1959
      Ralph Branca (Brooklyn) 1948
      Whit Wyatt (Brooklyn) 1941
         
3. Detroit Tigers 11 Max Scherzer 2013
      Justin Verlander 2012
      Kenny Rogers 2006
      Jack Morris 1985
      Jack Morris 1981
      Mark Fidrych 1976
      Denny McLain 1966
      Jim Bunning 1962
      Jim Bunning 1961
      Jim Bunning 1957
      Hal Newhouser 1947
         
3. Philadelphia Phillies 11 Roy Halladay 2011
      Curt Schilling 1999
      Terry Mulholland 1993
      Steve Carlton 1979
      Curt Simmons 1957
      Robin Roberts 1955
      Robin Roberts 1954
      Robin Roberts 1953
      Curt Simmons 1952
      Robin Roberts 1951
      Robin Roberts 1950
         
5. St. Louis Cardinals 10 Chris Carpenter 2005
      Rick Wise 1973
      Bob Gibson 1972
      Steve Carlton 1969
      Mort Cooper 1943
      Mort Cooper 1942
      Dizzy Dean 1937
      Dizzy Dean 1936
      B. Walker 1935
      Bill Hallahan 1933
         
6. Atlanta Braves 9 Greg Maddux 1998
      Greg Maddux 1997
      John Smoltz 1996
      Greg Maddux 1994
      Tom Glavine 1992
      Tom Glavine 1991
      Warren Spahn (Milwaukee) 1961
      Warren Spahn (Milwaukee) 1958
      Warren Spahn (Boston) 1949
         
6. Cincinnati Reds 9 Jack Armstrong 1990
      Mario Soto 1983
      Jim O’Toole 1963
      Bob Purkey 1961
      Ewell Blackwell 1947
      Bucky Walters 1944
      Paul Derringer 1940
      Paul Derringer 1939
      Johnny Vander Meer 1938
         
6. San Francisco Giants 8 Matt Cain 2012
      Tim Lincecum 2009
      Jason Schmidt 2003
      Rick Reuschel 1989
      Vida Blue 1978
      Juan Marichal 1967
      Juan Marichal 1965
      Carl Hubbell (New York) 1934
         
6. Baltimore Orioles 8 Steve Stone 1980
      Jim Palmer 1978
      Jim Palmer 1977
      Jim Palmer 1972
      Jim Palmer 1970
      Milt Pappas 1965
      Jerry Walker 1959
      Ned Garver (St. Louis Browns) 1951
         
10. Oakland A’s 7 Dan Haren 2007
      Mark Mulder 2004
      Bob Welch 1990
      Dave Stewart 1989
      Vida Blue 1975
      Catfish Hunter 1973
      Vida Blue 1971
         
11. Boston Red Sox 6 Derek Lowe 2002
      Pedro Martinez 1999
      Roger Clemens 1986
      Dennis Eckersley 1982
      Bill Monbouquette 1960
      Mel Parnell 1949
         
11. Chicago White Sox 6 Mark Buehrle 2005
      Esteban Loaiza 2003
      Early Wynn 1959
      Billy Pierce 1956
      Billy Pierce 1955
      Billy Pierce 1953
         
11. Cleveland Indians 6 Cliff Lee 2008
      Charles Nagy 1996
      Gaylord Perry 1974
      Luis Tiant 1968
      Bob Feller 1946
      Bob Feller 1941
         
14. Los Angeles Angels 5 Jered Weaver 2011
      Mark Langston (California) 1993
      Nolan Ryan (California) 1979
      Dean Chance 1964
      Ken McBride 1963
         
14. Minnesota Twins 5 Jack Morris 1991
      Frank Viola 1988
      Dean Chance 1967
      Walt Masterson (Washington Senators (I)) 1948
      Dutch Leonard (Washington Senators (I)) 1943
         
14. Pittsburgh Pirates 5 Jerry Reuss 1975
      Dock Ellis 1971
      Vern Law 1960
      Bob Friend 1960
      Bob Friend 1956
         
17. New York Mets 4 Matt Harvey 2013
      Dwight Gooden 1988
      Dwight Gooden 1986
      Tom Seaver 1970
         
17. Toronto Blue Jays 4 Roy Halladay 2009
      David Wells 2000
      Dave Stieb 1984
      Dave Stieb 1983
         
19. Arizona Diamondbacks 3 Curt Schilling 2002
      Randy Johnson 2001
      Randy Johnson 2000
         
19. Houston Astros 3 Roger Clemens 2004
      Mike Scott 1987
      J.R. Richard 1980
       
19. San Diego Padres 3 Jake Peavy 2007
      LaMarr Hoyt 1985
      Randy Jones 1976
         
22. Washington Nationals 2 Charlie Lea (Montreal Expos) 1984
      Steve Rogers (Montreal Expos) 1982
         
22. Seattle Mariners 2 Randy Johnson 1997
      Randy Johnson 1995
         
22. Texas Rangers 2 Kevin Brown 1992
      Dave Stenhouse (Washington Senators (II)) 1962
         
25. Chicago Cubs 1 Claude Passeau 1946
25. Colorado Rockies 1 Ubaldo Jimenez 2010
25. Kansas City Royals 1 Brett Saberhagen 1987
25. Milwaukee Brewers 1 Ben Sheets 2008
25. Tampa Bay Rays 1 David Price 2010
         
30. Miami Marlins 0 None  

* Between 1959 and 1962, two All-Star Games were played each season.

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