Newly acquired Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper made historic previous sooner than taking a swing.
According to sports activities actions retailer Fanatics, Harper’s new Phillies jersey broke a corporation record Monday by turning into the all-time prime on-line vendor in any sport for any athlete all through the primary 48 hours of its launch.
LeBron James’ jersey with the Los Angeles Lakers held the sooner record. The best-selling threads after Harper and James had been Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees), Khalil Mack (Chicago Bears) and Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers).
Harper’s new jersey went on sale for the first time at 2:10 p.m. EST on Saturday, when the membership formally launched the star slugger in a press conference. The former Washington Nationals outfielder signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies last week.
In addition to a model new workforce, Harper moreover modified his jersey amount. In his seven-year stint with the Nationals, Harper wore No. 34. The outfielder switched to No. 3 alongside together with his new membership.
Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Roy Halladay, who died in a airplane crash last November, suited up in No. 34 all through his tenure with the Phillies.
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“I wore number 34, but I thought Roy Halladay should be the last one to wear it,” Harper instructed reporters. “He’s somebody in this game that is greater than a lot of guys that have ever played it. He’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. For me, it’s Roy Halladay. He’s 34. He’s what represents that number.”
For his career, Harper has a .279 batting widespread with 184 residence runs and 521 RBIs. He moreover has 75 stolen bases and a .512 slugging proportion.