2016 Postseason shares announced

Fall Classic shares averages $368,871.59 for World Series champion Cubs

A full Postseason share for the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs was worth $368,871.59, while a full share for the American League Champion Cleveland Indians totaled $261,804.65, Major League Baseball announced today.

Last year's share amounts were $370,069.03 for the 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals and $300,757.78 for the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets.

The players' pool is formed 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. 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. The 2016 players' pool was a record total of $76,627,827.09, eclipsing last year's $69,882,149.26.

The breakdown by Club follows:
 
World Series Champions
Chicago Cubs (Share of Players' Pool: $27,586,017.75; value of each of full share: $368,871.59) - The Cubs issued 66 full shares, a total of 8.7 partial shares and four cash awards.
 
American League Champions
Cleveland Indians (Share of Players' Pool: $18,390,678.50; value of each of full share: $261,804.65) - The Indians issued 60 full shares, a total of 8.75 partial shares and 16 cash awards.
 
League Championship Series Runners-Up
Los Angeles Dodgers (Share of Players' Pool: $9,195,339.25; value of each of full share: $123,741.24) - The Dodgers issued 65 full shares, a total of 8.285 partial shares and 20 cash awards.
 
Toronto Blue Jays (Share of Players' Pool: $9,195,339.25; value of each of full share: $123,045.09) - The Blue Jays issued 66 full shares, a total of 7.75 partial shares and 15 cash awards.
 
Division Series Runners-Up
Boston Red Sox (Share of Players' Pool: $2,490,404.38; value of each of full share: $33,761.22) - The Red Sox issued 61 full shares, a total of 10.686 partial shares and 14 cash awards.
 
San Francisco Giants (Share of Players' Pool: $2,490,404.38; value of each of full share: $36,443.03) - The Giants issued 57 full shares, a total of 10.5 partial shares and nine cash awards.
 
Texas Rangers (Share of Players' Pool: $2,490,404.38; value of each of full share: $38,422.69) - The Rangers issued 54 full shares, a total of 10.19 partial shares and seven cash awards.
 
Washington Nationals (Share of Players' Pool: $2,490,404.38; value of each of full share: $35,442.68) - The Nationals issued 60 full shares, a total of 10.209 partial shares and one cash award.
 
Wild Card Game Runners-Up
Baltimore Orioles (Share of Players' Pool: $1,149,417.41; value of each of full share: $18,351.02) - The Orioles issued 52 full shares, a total of 8.36 partial shares and 30 cash awards.
 
New York Mets (Share of Players' Pool: $1,149,417.41; value of each of full share: $17,951.65) - The Mets issued 51 full shares, a total of 12.75 partial shares and five cash awards.