David Ortiz leads MLB in jersey sales at All-Star break

The legendary slugger is seeing a spike in sales in what he says is his final season.

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz (34) signs autographs for fans before a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz (34) signs autographs for fans before a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) –Tony Gutierrez/AP

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MLB has revealed the top jersey sellers in baseball at the halfway point of the season, and a familiar face tops the list:

Ortiz, perennially one of the top hitters in baseball, is having incredible season at age 40 – leading the Red Sox in batting average, home runs and runs batted in – in what he says will be his final season.

Ortiz is the oldest player on the list by a wide margin (Molina is the second oldest at 33), with the average age of the other nine players just under 27 years old. Four of the top ten (Bryant, Trout, Harper, and Syndergaard) are 24 or younger. There’s a new wave of young players becoming the faces of MLB, but for now, Ortiz reigns supreme.

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