With the World Series having concluded just under one month ago, Major League Baseball announced the allotment and distribution of postseason shares on Monday.
Composed of 50 percent Wild-Card gate receipts, 60 percent of receipts for the first three games of the Division Series, 60 percent of receipts from the first four games of the Championship Series and another 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series for a total of pool of over $26 million.
Among the postseason teams, the San Francisco Giants earned the highest share with a total pool of $22,329,526.27. A full share netted a player a record $388,605.94, which broke the record they set when they won the World Series in 2012 and earned a share of $370,872.53.
As American League champions, the Kansas City Royals received $14,886,350.85 of the pool. The next highest shares went to the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles, who each received $7,443,175.42. As Wild Card teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland A’s received the lowest share among the 10 postseason teams.
Each team is permitted to vote on their distribution of the shares and for the Dodgers that resulted in 54 full shares (valued at $31,542.85) being issued, 9.65 partial shares and four cash awards. By failing to advance past the NLDS, the Dodgers’ 2014 pool of $2,015,860.01 was smaller than their share in 2013.