In addition to the satisfaction of being on the best baseball team in the universe, players who win the World Series also get a really big check.
On Monday, Major League Baseball announced that the Astros playoff shares for winning the World Series would be $438,901.57. That’s a record and a big jump from 2015 when the Royals’ shares were $370,069.03.
The Astros’ shares were roughly 18.6 more than the Royals’ shares.
A year ago, the Cubs’ shares for winning the World Series were $368,871.59.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the previous record for a postseason share was $392,006.36, and was set by the 2014 San Francisco Giants.
By the way, the minimum salary for a Major League Baseball player in 2017 was $535,000.