Major League Baseball released on Thursday its list of the top selling jerseys from the second half of the season. The top three are a few of baseball's biggest headline-makers since July. The guy at No. 1, well, it's another day, another honor for him.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tops the list, which makes sense since his legendary career is coming to end in just a few days. In fact, Thursday is his final game at Yankee Stadium. You can bet that those No. 42 jerseys will be out in force.
Matt Harvey and Yasiel Puig were second and third on the list, two breakout stars of 2013 who prove again what we all know — that New York and Los Angeles are the cities where stars are made. Another youngster, Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles, was fourth on the list while Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, who was No. 1 on the first half list, was No. 5 in the second half.
Click through the slideshow above for the entire list. — Mike Oz, Big League Stew
Yankees lose to Rays 8-3 and miss playoffs
New York Yankees' Robinson Cano looks toward the dugout during the eighth inning of the Yankees' 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in New York. The Cleveland Indians' win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night knocked the Yankees out of the playoff race. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz swings on a two-run double against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz swings on a two-run double against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Rasmus homers as Blue Jays beat Orioles
Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis watches the flight of the ball after hitting an RBI double off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Esmil Rogers during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Toronto (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies
PHILADELPHIA, PA -SEPTEMBER 20: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets waits to step into the cage for batting practice before the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on September 20, 2013 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees looks on after striking out to end the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on September 7, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 17: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after lining out with two men in scoring position in the 2nd inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on September 17 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina follows the flight of his RBI-single against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning of the Cardinals' 4-3 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina follows the flight of his RBI-single against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning of the Cardinals' 4-3 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 21, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Colorado Rockies v New York Mets
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pumps his fist after getting the final out in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field on August 7, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Mets defeated the Rockies 5-0. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Rivera may make 1st outfield appearance in Houston
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) delivers in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)