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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 16:02

Major League Baseball A full postseason share for the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies totaled $351.504.48, while a full share for the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays totaled $223,390.05, Major League Baseball announced today.

The players’ pool, formed from 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 the World Series, was divided among 12 clubs: the World Series participants, the League Championship Series and Division Series runners-up, and the four regular season second-place clubs that were not Wild Card participants.

The club-by-club breakdown follows:

World Series Champions

Philadelphia Phillies (Share of Players’ Pool: $18,417,357.91; value of each full share: $351.504.48) – The Phillies awarded 45 full shares, 7.039 partial shares and 15 cash awards.

American League Champions

Tampa Bay Rays (Share of Players’ Pool: $12,278,238.61; value of each full share: $223,390.05) – The Rays awarded 43 full shares, 10.645 partial shares and 27 cash awards.

League Championship Series Runners-Up

Boston Red Sox (Share of Players’ Pool: $6,139,119.30; value of each full share: $102,230.52) – The Red Sox awarded 45 full shares, 15.7 partial shares and 15 cash awards.

Los Angeles Dodgers (Share of Players’ Pool: $6,139,119.30; value of each full share: $102,793.54) – The Dodgers awarded 49 full shares, 5.797 partial shares and 22 cash awards.

Division Series Runners-Up

Chicago Cubs (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,534,779.83; value of each full share: $25,032.89) – The Cubs awarded 50 full shares, 11.03 partial shares and five cash awards.

Chicago White Sox (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,534,779.83; value of each full share: $27,828.33) – The White Sox awarded 43 full shares, 9.167 partial shares and 15 cash awards.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,534,779.83; value of each full share: $32,002.38) – The Angels awarded 41 full shares, 6.58 partial shares and 12 cash awards.

Milwaukee Brewers (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,534,779.83; value of each full share: $28,295.68) – The Brewers awarded 48 full shares, 5.786 partial shares and 10 cash awards.

Second-Place Finishers (Non-Wild Card Clubs)

Arizona Diamondbacks (Share of Players’ Pool: $511,593.28; value of each full share: $9,469.16) – The Diamondbacks awarded 45 full shares and 9.027 partial shares.

Minnesota Twins (Share of Players’ Pool: $511,593.28; value of each full share: $11,078.97) – The Twins awarded 40 full shares, 5.5 partial shares and 14 cash awards.

New York Mets (Share of Players’ Pool: $511,593.28; value of each full share: $9,185.72) – The Mets awarded 40 full shares, 9.5 partial shares and 23 cash awards.

Texas Rangers (Share of Players’ Pool: $511,593.28; value of each full share: $10,618.46) – The Rangers awarded 38 full shares, 9.85 partial shares and seven cash awards.

Source: Major League Baseball


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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