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Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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Kris Bryant Tops Latest MLB Jersey Sales List, Four Cubs Rank Among Top Five

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 17

Cubs players have dominated online jersey sales since the team won the World Series last fall. A new list of top Majestic player jersey sales on MLBShop.com since the end of the ’16 World Series shows Cubs 3B Kris Bryant leading the league, followed right behind by teammates 1B Anthony Rizzo ...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vox Media Promotes Bergeron To SB Nation EIC

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SportsBusiness Daily: New Analytics Group ASAP Launches Today

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SportsBusiness Daily: SNY Moving Into New Lower Manhattan Studios

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Signs Cross-Promotion Deal With "GoT"

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SportsBusiness Daily: YES Network Ending Comcast Blackout

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SportsBusiness Daily: Warriors To Limit Brokers' Access To Tickets

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SportsBusiness Journal: WBC revenue set to push past $100M

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Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Daily: Baseball HOF Tour Returning For Second Season

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Signs Deal With 15 Seconds Of Fame

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