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Astros receive record postseason shares

MLB.com @brianmctaggart

HOUSTON -- Almost a month after winning the World Series, the Astros are still feeling the riches -- literally.

Major League Baseball revealed Monday that the Astros will receive a $30,420,155.57 share of the players' pool for winning the World Series, with each full share valued at a record $438,901.57. The Astros voted to issue 60 full shares, 9.23 partial shares and four cash awards.

HOUSTON -- Almost a month after winning the World Series, the Astros are still feeling the riches -- literally.

Major League Baseball revealed Monday that the Astros will receive a $30,420,155.57 share of the players' pool for winning the World Series, with each full share valued at a record $438,901.57. The Astros voted to issue 60 full shares, 9.23 partial shares and four cash awards.

Most of the full shares go to the players, coaching staff and other support staff.

The previous record for each full share was $392,006.36 for the 2014 World Series champion Giants. Last year, the Cubs got full shares of $368,871.59 for winning the World Series. The Dodgers, who lost to the Astros in seven games in the Fall Classic, had a full share of $259,722.14.

The players' 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.

The players' pool, which was divided among the 10 playoff clubs, was a record total of $84,500,432.15, eclipsing last year's $76,627,827.09. A full breakdown of postseason shares is below.

WORLD SERIES WINNER
Astros: Players' pool $30,420,155.57; value of each full share $438,901.57

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Dodgers: Players' pool $20,280,103.72; full share $259,722.14

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RUNNERS-UP
Cubs: Players' pool $10,140,051.86; full share $133,159.02

Yankees: Players' pool $10,140,051.86; full share $138,897.63

DIVISION SERIES RUNNERS-UP
D-backs: Players' pool $2,746,264.04; full share $40,976.78

Red Sox: Players' pool $2,746,264.04; full share $36,438.21

Indians: Players' pool $2,746,264.04; full share $36,782.68

Nationals: Players' pool $2,746,264.04; full share $36,868.74

WILD CARD GAME RUNNERS-UP
Rockies: Players' pool $1,267,506.48; full share $18,878.74

Twins: Players' pool $1,267,506.48; full share $18,990.36

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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