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MLB Top-Selling Jerseys: Derek Jeter Tops List

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New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter watches his double off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Kuntz)
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New York Yankees' Derek Jeter watches his double off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Kuntz)

Derek Jeter is back on top.

The Yankees shortstop topped Major League Baseball’s list of top-selling jerseys for the second year in a row, baseball announced earlier this week.

The list was based on sales from the 2011 calendar year.

The Yankees have three other players in the top 20. The Philadelphia Phillies also have four players who made the list of top 20 popular jerseys in the MLB. Both teams had the best record in their respective leagues last season.

New York’s other hometown team didn’t do so well. No Mets players cracked the list.

Falling behind Jeter was Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee and Albert Pujols, who is now with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Josh Hamilton placed fourth and Roy Halladay, fifth.

Nine infielders, five pitchers, four outfielders and two catchers made the list.

The Yankees’ Mariano Rivera was the only relief pitcher to make the top 20.

Seven players who didn’t crack the list in 2010, made it this time around. Those players include: Robinson Cano, Carl Crawford, Justin Verlander, David Freese, Adrian Gonzalez, Hunter Pence and Rivera.

Fourteen players on the list were on teams that advanced to the postseason last year.

Here’s how the top 20 rounded out:

1. Derek Jeter — Yankees
2. Cliff Lee — Phillies
3. Albert Pujols — Angels
4. Josh Hamilton — Rangers
5. Roy Halladay — Phillies
6. Tim Lincecum — Giants
7. Dustin Pedroia — Red Sox
8. Ryan Braun — Brewers
9. Hunter Pence — Phillies
10. Buster Posey — Giants
11. Chase Utley — Phillies
12. Joe Mauer — Twins
13. Justin Verlander — Tigers
14. Adrian Gonzalez — Red Sox
15. Alex Rodriguez — Yankees
16. Ian Kinsler — Rangers
17. Robinson Cano — Yankees
18. Mariano Rivera — Yankees
19. Carl Crawfod — Red Sox
20. David Freese — Cardinals

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