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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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