As if a World Series title and two consecutive American League championships weren’t enough proof that the Royals have become a national presence, there’s this:
Their jerseys are a hot item.
The MLB Players Association tweeted this Monday:
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Yep, that’s four Royals among the top 20 most popular jerseys sold through MLBShop.com. World Series MVP Salvador Perez is No. 11, followed by Eric Hosmer (No. 12), Alex Gordon (No. 15) and Lorenzo Cain (No. 18).
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is No. 1, followed by the Cubs’ Kris Bryant and the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw.
No other team had four players on the list. The Cubs and Mets each had three.
A year ago, the Royals didn’t have anyone crack the top 20 list.