Sports Business

Sports Business

The MLB Players Association began tracking jersey sales in earnest for the first time in 2010, and what an impact it's had since.

Madison Bumgarner, who had one of the best postseasons of all-time during last year's World Series run with the San Francisco Giants, is the top vote-getter in jersey sales this season from Opening Day to the All-Star Game.

No. 2 on that list? Chicago's very-own Kris Bryant, who has set the record for most jersey sales by a rookie since it began being logged six years ago.

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Of course, that's good for the Cubs, but here's why CSN Sports Business Insider Rick Horrow believes it's just as good, if not better, for the MLB.

Six of the top 10 jersey sales are players under the age of 26 — including Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, among others — which means "baseball [is] clearly getting younger on the field, and the superstar [is] making the demographics look younger as well," Horrow said.

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