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Astros’ playoff shares nearly 20 percent more than what Royals got two years earlier

The Houston Astros celebrated after winning the World Series.
The Houston Astros celebrated after winning the World Series. The Associated Press

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.

The 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros return to their home city holding the trophy as they are cheered on by fans.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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