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Red Sox merchandise a hot seller

Winning the World Series, it seems, has a very positive effect on merchandise sales. Who could have guessed?

According to, the largest online retailer of officially licensed team merchandise, the Red Sox are the top-selling MLB team since Jan. 1 with the Yankees, Dodgers, and Cardinals following.

Sox merchandise is up 230 percent from last year. Derek Jeter is the top-selling player, but David Ortiz is second and Dustin Pedroia fourth. Mike Trout is third.

A Red Sox Nation shirt is the top-selling item since Jan. 1.

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