2015 postseason shares announced

A full Postseason share for the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals was worth $370,069.03, while a full share for the National League Champion New York Mets totaled $300,757.78, Major League Baseball announced today.
 

The average share value for the Mets was a record high for a World Series runner-up, eclipsing $291,667.68 for the 2006 American League Champion Detroit Tigers. Last year's share amounts were an all-time record $388,605.94 for the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants and $230,699.73 for the 2014 AL Champion Royals.

 

The players' pool is formed from 50 percent of the gate receipts from the Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser; 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. The players' pool was divided among the 10 Postseason Clubs: the two World Series participants, the two League Championship Series runners-up, the four Division Series runners-up and the two runners-up in the Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser. The 2015 players' pool was a record total of $69,882,149.26, topping the previous high of $65,363,469.22 of 2012.

 

The breakdown by Club follows:

 

World Series Champions

Kansas City Royals (Share of Players' Pool: $25,157,573.73; value of each of full share: $370,069.03) - The Royals issued 58 full shares, a total of 8.37 partial shares and 50 cash awards.

 

 

National League Champions

New York Mets (Share of Players' Pool: $16,771,715.82; value of each of full share: $300,757.78) - The Mets issued 44 full shares, a total of 11.05 partial shares and 25 cash awards.

 

  

League Championship Series Runners-Up

Chicago Cubs (Share of Players' Pool: $8,385,857.91; value of each of full share: $122,327.59) - The Cubs issued 60 full shares, a total of 8.25 partial shares and 13 cash awards.

 

Toronto Blue Jays (Share of Players' Pool: $8,385,857.91; value of each of full share: $141,834.47) - The Blue Jays issued 46 full shares, a total of 12.25 partial shares and 27 cash awards. 

 

 

Division Series Runners-Up

Houston Astros (Share of Players' Pool: $2,271,169.85; value of each of full share: $36,783.25) - The Astros issued 53 full shares, a total of 8.5 partial shares and nine cash awards.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers (Share of Players' Pool: $2,271,169.85; value of each of full share: $34,168.74) - The Dodgers issued 48 full shares, a total of 17.18 partial shares and 11 cash awards.

 

St. Louis Cardinals (Share of Players' Pool: $2,271,169.85; value of each of full share: $34,223.65) - The Cardinals issued 59 full shares, a total of 7.143 partial shares and two cash awards.

 

Texas Rangers (Share of Players' Pool: $2,271,169.85; value of each of full share: $34,074.40) - The Rangers issued 55 full shares, a total of 11.125 partial shares and 13 cash awards. 

 

 

Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser Runners-Up

New York Yankees (Share of Players' Pool: $1,048,232.24; value of each of full share: $13,979.99) - The Yankees issued 59 full shares and a total of 15.98 partial shares.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates (Share of Players' Pool: $1,048,232.24; value of each of full share: $15,884.20) - The Pirates issued 57 full shares, a total of 8.93 partial shares and one cash award.