About Boardroom

Boardroom is a media network that covers the business of sports, entertainment. From the ways that athletes, executives, musicians and creators are moving the business world forward to new technologies, emerging leagues, and industry trends, Boardroom brings you all the news and insights you need to know...

At the forefront of industry change, Boardroom is committed to unique perspectives on and access to the news, trending topics and key players you need to know.

All Rights Reserved. 2022.

Yankees & Dodgers Dominate Lids MLB Team Gear Sales

Both teams have been bounced from the postseason, but remain the most popular franchises in all of Major League Baseball.

Jay-Z once said in Empire State of Mind, “I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can.”

And while we can’t confirm he’s responsible for it, we do know that the Yankees led the majors in team gear sales this season at Lids.

The sportswear subsidiary and mall-based retailer shared its sales data on Thursday for top-selling team gear over the course of the 2022 MLB season.

A team that’s certainly no stranger to history, the New York Yankees sold the most gear in a league-high 23 states amid a season in which Aaron Judge passed the legendary Roger Maris for the most home runs in American League history.

Credit: Lids

While no active Yankees cracked the top-10 in jerseys sold, Derek Jeter’s navy blue retro piece was the second-highest-selling jersey this past season.

The most popular? Two-time World Series champ Mookie Betts. He batted .269 this season with 35 home runs and a league-high 117 runs.

The Los Angeles Dodgers sold the second-most gear of any club, while selling the most gear in seven states. Betts topped the highest-sold jerseys, followed by Jackie Robinson (No. 5) and Cody Bellinger (No. 7). Freddie Freeman finished fourth for most embroidigraphs, which are athlete autographs that Lids embroiders onto hats and apparel at their customization stations.

Via Lids

As we’ve seen in recent years, sports fans around the globe have a craving for nostalgia. The vintage look is back — and Lids absolutely crushed sales with retired MLB players occupying five of the top-10 spots.

  • Jeter: No. 2
  • Ken Griffey Jr.: No. 3
  • Jackie Robinson: No. 5
  • Roberto Clemente: No. 8
  • Nolan Ryan: No. 10

Other teams outside of the Yankees and Dodgers made some noise, too. The AL champion Astros sold the seventh-most gear. Jose Altuve ranked sixth for most-jerseys sold and Yordan Alvarez finished with the seven-most embroidigraphs. Additionally, the White Sox were third in gear sales nationally.

Still, it comes as no surprise that the Yankees and Dodgers were the top dogs in this race. They’re two of the most storied franchises with the two highest valuations in the sport (Yankees $6B; Dodgers $4B).

Read More:

Sign up for our newsletter

Get on our list for weekly sports business, industry trends, interviews, and more.

About The Author
Anthony Puccio
Anthony Puccio
Anthony Puccio is a Staff Writer at Boardroom. Puccio has 10 years of experience in journalism and content creation, previously working for SB Nation, The Associated Press, New York Daily News, SNY, and Front Office Sports. In 2016, he received New York University's CCTOP scholarship and earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from St. John's University. He can be spotted a mile away thanks to his plaid suits and thick New York accent. Don't believe us? Check his Twitter @APooch.
Skimlinks Test