Pay the champs: Royals’ World Series share worth $370,000
NEW YORK — A full postseason share for the World Series champion Kansas City Royals was worth $370,069, just under the record $388,606 set by the San Francisco Giants last year.
The New York Mets set a record for a World Series loser at totaled $300,758, the commissioner’s office said Monday.
Kansas City split $25.16 million into 58 full shares, 8.37 partial shares and 50 cash awards. The Mets divided $16.77 million into 44 full shares, 11.05 partial shares and 25 cash awards, with the amount of a full share easily topping the previous record of $291,668 for a World Series loser, set by Detroit in 2012, and the Royals’ $230,700 last year.
Full shares were worth $141,834 for Toronto, $122,328 for the Chicago Cubs, $36,783 for Houston, $34,224 for St. Louis, $34,169 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, $34,074 for Texas, $15,884 for Pittsburgh and $13,980 for the New York Yankees.
The players’ pool totaled a record $69.88 million, breaking the mark of $65.36 million set in 2012. The pool included 50 percent of the gate receipts from the two wild-card games, and 60 percent from the first three games of each division series and the first four games of each league championship series and the World Series.