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2014 Postseason shares announced

Record Fall Classic Share Averages $388,605.94 for World Series Champion Giants

A full Postseason share for the 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants was worth a record high of $388,605.94, while a full share for the American League Champion Kansas City Royals totaled $230,699.73, Major League Baseball announced today. 

The Giants' average share this year eclipses the previous high - which also went to San Francisco following the Club's 2012 World Championship - of $370,872.53. Last year's share amounts were $307,322.68 for the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox and $228,300.17 for the 2013 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

A full Postseason share for the 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants was worth a record high of $388,605.94, while a full share for the American League Champion Kansas City Royals totaled $230,699.73, Major League Baseball announced today. 

The Giants' average share this year eclipses the previous high - which also went to San Francisco following the Club's 2012 World Championship - of $370,872.53. Last year's share amounts were $307,322.68 for the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox and $228,300.17 for the 2013 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

The players' pool was formed from 50 percent of the gate receipts from the Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser; 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 was divided among the 10 Postseason Clubs: the two World Series participants, the two League Championship Series runners-up, the four Division Series runners-up and the two runners-up in the Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser. The 2014 players' pool was $62,026,461.86.

          The breakdown by Club follows:

World Series Champions

San Francisco Giants (Share of Players' Pool: $22,329,526.27; value of each of full share: $388,605.94) - The Giants issued 47 full shares, a total of 9.65 partial shares and 17 cash awards.

American League Champions

Kansas City Royals (Share of Players' Pool: $14,886,350.85; value of each of full share: $230,699.73) - The Royals issued 54 full shares, a total of 9.77 partial shares and 25 cash awards.

League Championship Series Runners-Up

Baltimore Orioles (Share of Players' Pool: $7,443,175.42; value of each of full share: $125,288.04) - The Orioles issued 52 full shares, a total of 6.25 partial shares and 36 cash awards.

St. Louis Cardinals (Share of Players' Pool: $7,443,175.42; value of each of full share: $115,480.62) - The Cardinals issued 54 full shares, a total of 10.32 partial shares and two cash awards.

Division Series Runners-Up

Detroit Tigers (Share of Players' Pool: $2,015,860.01; value of each of full share: $31,543.93) - The Tigers issued 55 full shares, a total of 8.21 partial shares and nine cash awards.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Share of Players' Pool: $2,015,860.01; value of each of full share: $29,844.65) - The Angels issued 57 full shares, a total of 7.825 partial shares and 29 cash awards.

Los Angeles Dodgers (Share of Players' Pool: $2,015,860.01; value of each of full share: $31,542.85) - The Dodgers issued 54 full shares, a total of 9.65 partial shares and four cash awards.

Washington Nationals (Share of Players' Pool: $2,015,860.01; value of each of full share: $29,418.13) - The Nationals issued 58 full shares and a total of 10.52 partial shares.

Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser Runners-Up

Oakland Athletics (Share of Players' Pool: $930,396.93; value of each of full share: $15,266.43) - The A's issued 53 full shares, a total of 6.42 partial shares and 18 cash awards.

Pittsburgh Pirates (Share of Players' Pool: $930,396.93; value of each of full share: $16,555.58) - The Pirates issued 47 full shares, a total of 8.92 partial shares and one cash award.