As the off-season continues to roll along, Dodger players received some good news today with the announcement of playoff shares.
The Dodgers won the National League West to put them in the postseason for the first time since 2009 where they defeated the Atlanta Braves in four games before losing in six games to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.
According to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times, the Dodger playoff share figures were released today:
The #Dodgers awarded 58 full playoff shares, each of which was worth $108,037.06. Also awarded 11.5 partial shares and eight cash awards.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) November 21, 2013
Shares come from the gate receipts of each round in the postseason and is split among the 10 playoff teams. This postseason, the overall share was $62,683,966.80, down from a record 2012 total of $65.3 million.
The Dodgers received $7,522,076.02 from the total share, fourth-highest among the playoff teams while the Cardinals, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers all received a higher share than the NL West champions. The World Series champion Red Sox received $22,566,228.05, breaking down to $307,322.68 per share and the Cardinals had a total of $15,044,152.03, or $228,300.17 per share.
In their last time appearance in the NLCS, Dodgers shares were $102,620. Team custom for playoff shares usually award those on the playoff rosters, coaches, clubhouse managers and other team personnel.
The shares may not be much to the multi-millionaires of the Dodgers, but for the rookies and lesser-paid players it provides a sizable bonus for their hard work and dedication all season long.
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