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Not a bad bonus (not a bad consolation prize either)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 30, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Major League Baseball has announced the player shares for the 2009 postseason. Except for situations like Nick Adenhart, the names of players who get a full or partial shares are not released.

A full postseason share for the 2009 World Series Champion New York Yankees totaled a record $365,052.73, while a full share for the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies amounted to $265,357.50, Major League Baseball announced today. The record full share for the World Series Champion Yankees eclipsed the previous mark of $362,173.07 per full share for the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the American League Championship Series runners-up, voted a full share for the estate of Nick Adenhart.

The players’ pool, formed from 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship series and the World Series, was divided among 12 clubs: the World Series participants, the League Championship Series and Division Series runners-up, and the four regular season second-place clubs that were not Wild Card participants.

The club-by-club breakdown follows:

World Series Champions
New York Yankees (Share of Players’ Pool: $21,266,321.79; value of each full share: $365,052.73) – The Yankees awarded 46 full shares, 12.25 partial shares and 2 cash awards.

National League Champions
Philadelphia Phillies (Share of Players’ Pool: $14,177,547.86; value of each full share: $265,357.50) – The Phillies awarded 45 full shares, 8.35 partial shares and 3 cash awards.

League Championship Series Runners-Up
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Share of Players’ Pool: $7,088,773.93; value of each full share: $138,038.51) – The Angels awarded 43 full shares, 7.995 partial shares and 14 cash awards.
Los Angeles Dodgers (Share of Players’ Pool: $7,088,773.93; value of each full share: $102,619.91) – The Dodgers awarded 59 full shares, 10 partial shares and 4 cash awards.

Division Series Runners-Up
Boston Red Sox (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,772,193.48; value of each full share: $28,263.28) – The Red Sox awarded 42 full shares, 17.839 partial shares and 64 cash awards.
Colorado Rockies (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,772,193.48; value of each full share: $32,141.43) – The Rockies awarded 41 full shares, 14.075 partial shares and 1 cash award.
Minnesota Twins (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,772,193.48; value of each full share: $37,993.26) – The Twins awarded 38 full shares, 7.5 partial shares and 20 cash awards.
St. Louis Cardinals (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,772,193.48; value of each full share: $29,446.60) – The Cardinals awarded 48 full shares, 10.18 partial shares and 10 cash awards.

Second-Place Finishers (Non-Wild Card Clubs)
Chicago Cubs (Share of Players’ Pool: $590,731.16; value of each full share: $8,261.97) – The Cubs awarded 58 full shares and 13.5 partial shares.
Detroit Tigers (Share of Players’ Pool: $590,731.16; value of each full share: $11,137.62) – The Tigers awarded 42 full shares, 9.33 partial shares and 11 cash awards.
Florida Marlins (Share of Players’ Pool: $590,731.16; value of each full share: $10,424.45) – The Marlins awarded 49 full shares, 7.28 partial shares and 7 cash awards.
Texas Rangers (Share of Players’ Pool: $590,731.16; value of each full share: $9,276.38) – The Rangers awarded 58 full shares, 5.25 partial shares and 4 cash awards.

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