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A full postseason share for the 2009 World Series Champion New York Yankees totaled a record $365,052.73, while a full share for the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies amounted to $265,357.50, Major League Baseball announced today. The record full share for the World Series Champion Yankees eclipsed the previous mark of $362,173.07 per full share for the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.Besides that enjoy your Monday night.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the American League Championship Series runners-up, voted a full share for the estate of Nick Adenhart.
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
New York Yankees (Share of Players' Pool: $21,266,321.79; value of each full share: $365,052.73) - The Yankees awarded 46 full shares, 12.25 partial shares and 2 cash awards.
National League Champions
Philadelphia Phillies (Share of Players' Pool: $14,177,547.86; value of each full share: $265,357.50) - The Phillies awarded 45 full shares, 8.35 partial shares and 3 cash awards.