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The Top-Selling Baseball Jerseys: How Many Does Manny Sell?

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Just how popular is Manny Ramirez? Is he more popular than, say, Alex Rodriguez?

Putting their recent drug revelations aside for the moment, a look at their jersey sales could help answer those questions.

But since Major League Baseball would not release its rankings to me, citing league policy, I contacted SportsONESource, which tracks sales of replica jerseys in the U.S.

Here are the top 15 best-sellers to date this year, in descending order, according to SportsONESource analyst Matt Powell:

15 Dustin Pedroia
14 David Wright
13 Ryan Braun
12 Ryan Howard
11 Magglio Ordóñez
10 Troy Tulowitzki
9 Josh Beckett
8 Matt Holliday
7 Alfonso Soriano
6 Alex Rodriguez
5 Derrek Lee
4 Manny Ramirez
3 Chase Utley
2 David Ortiz
1 Derek Jeter

So, if jersey sales are a popularity contest, then yes. Manny wins and A-Rod loses, again.