NEW YORK -- The Mets didn't leave their first World Series in 15 years without some handsome parting gifts.
Major League Baseball announced Monday that the Mets issued 44 full postseason shares worth $300,757.78 apiece, a record total for a World Series runner-up. The World Series-champion Royals issued 58 shares worth $370,069.03 each.
MLB's player pool was a record $69.8 million in total, formed from a percentage of the gate receipts from every postseason game, and distributed to the 10 teams who played in them. The Mets, who sold out all seven of their postseason games at Citi Field, received $16,771,715.82 out of that pot. They distributed their cash as 44 full shares, 11.05 partial shares and 25 cash rewards.
Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.