Understandably, after two consecutive American League Pennants, the Texas Rangers are really popular these days. This can be seen in the attendance numbers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, which surpassed the three million mark for the first time in 2012, or, as we learned recently, the MLB’s list of the most popular jerseys among fans.
There are two Rangers in the top 10, and three in the top 20.
Per Majestic, which compiled the numbers beginning at the All-Star break back in July, Rangers outfielder and soon-to-be free agent Josh Hamilton has the second most popular jersey in all of baseball. Only Yankees’ shortstop (The Captain!) Derek Jeter sold more in that span.
Rookie pitcher Yu Darvish comes in at seventh on the list, between the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen (6) and Atlanta Braves’ third baseman (and soon-to-be retiree) Chipper Jones (8). Rangers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler is 14th on the list, between the Reds’ Joey Votto (13) and the Tigers’ Prince Fielder (15).
You can read the rest of the Top 20, via the Dallas Morning News, here.