The Royals learned the value of another World Series perk Monday when Major League Baseball announced the breakdown of the 2015 postseason players’ pool.
Each full share for the Royals was worth $370,069.03. The Royals voted to give out 58 full shares, 8.37 partial shares and 50 cash awards, according to MLB. Who gets a full or partial share is decided on by the players who were on the major-league roster for the entire regular season.
The players’ pool this year totaled a record $69,882,149.26, topping the previous best of $65,363,469.22 in 2012. Money in pool is distributed among the 10 playoff teams.
According to MLB, the 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.
Each full share for the NL champion New York Mets was worth $300,757.78. A full share for the Royals when they were the World Series runner-up last year was $230,699.73.