Major League Baseball just announced the amount of full playoff shares for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants and the AL Pennant winning Kansas City Royals. The Giants’ take: $388,605.94 per share. The Royals: $230,699.73.
The Giants share this year is a record high. Previous record: the 2012 Giants, who gave out $370,872.53 per full share. Last year’s share amounts were $307,322.68 for the Red Sox and $228,300.17 for the Cardinals.
Each team can vote how many full shares to allocate. They can also issue partial shares and cash awards. It’s overall pool for player shares comes from 50 percent of the gate receipts from the Wild Card Games, 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series; 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship Series; and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series.
Other playoff teams got shares as well. Full share amounts:
- Baltimore Orioles: $125,288.04
- St. Louis Cardinals: $115,480.62
- Detroit Tigers: $31,543.93
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: $29,844.65
- Los Angeles Dodgers: $31,542.85
- Washington Nationals: $29,418.13
- Oakland Athletics: $15,266.43
- Pittsburgh Pirates: $16,555.58