Monday, November 29, 2010
Giants' World Series share: $317K
ESPN.com news services
A full World Series share for the champion San Francisco Giants was worth $317,631.29 this year, according to figures released Monday by Major League Baseball.
The Giants voted 50 full shares to members of the team and other personnel. They also voted 9.89 partial shares and five cash awards, according to a statement from MLB.
The figure is slightly less than the $350,030 earned by members of the New York Yankees last season. The total amount is 7 percent smaller than last year, though it is the third-highest in history.
Smaller stadiums in this year's playoffs resulted in a smaller share; the players' pool is 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 World Series. A total of 12 teams shared in the postseason revenue.
The American League champion Texas Rangers' share was worth $246,279.55. The Rangers voted 44 full shares, eight partial shares and 12 cash awards.
The Philadelphia Phillies earned $123,140.50 for a full share, while the Yankees earned $110,302.97. Each team voted 43 full shares, plus a variety of partial shares and cash awards.
The Minnesota Twins earned $30,838.43 for a full share despite losing in the ALDS. The Atlanta Braves earned $29.510.57, the Tampa Bay Rays earned $28,141.51 and the Cincinnati Reds earned $26,910.27.