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03/23/2011 5:21 PM ET
Jeter, Mauer, Halladay top MLB most popular jerseys list
Top 10 includes players on seven different clubs; 12 of top 20 under age 30; Yankees lead overall licensed products sales list

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins and Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies top the list of MLB most popular jerseys released jointly today by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, based on sales of official Majestic jerseys for the 2010 calendar year.

Players representing 11 different MLB clubs make up the list of top 20 most popular jerseys -- including seven of the eight 2010 playoff teams -- with seven different clubs in the top 10. In addition, 12 of the top 20 players are under the age of 30. The Phillies have the most players in the top 20 with four (Halladay, Chase Utley, Cliff Lee and Ryan Howard). Three rookies cracked the top 20 list, including Atlanta’s Jason Heyward, Washington’s Stephen Strasburg and San Francisco’s Buster Posey. The top 20 include 10 infielders, four pitchers, four outfielders and two catchers. Of the top 20, 16 were All-Stars in 2010 and 15 played on teams that reached the postseason.

MLB Most Popular Jerseys
Based on Majestic 2010 sales figures

Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies
Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
*Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies
Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants
Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees
Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves
Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins
Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox
Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers
Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies
Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

*Lee played for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers in 2010, before signing with Philadelphia in November. His ranking reflects sales of jerseys for all three teams.

Also, Major League Baseball announced that sales of officially licensed MLB merchandise reached an all-time high in 2010, with total licensing revenues up +6 percent over the previous year. Products featuring the marks of the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Phillies and Cubs were the hottest sellers in 2010 (top 10 listed below).

MLB Licensing 2010 Club Rankings
Based on sales of all licensed products for the 2010 calendar year

New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago White Sox
Atlanta Braves
Minnesota Twins
Detroit Tigers