The World Series champion Washington Nationals issued 61 full shares of the total amount ($29,110,012.47) that they received from the players’ pool for winning the World Series this season.
That amounts to a total of $382,358.18 for each of the 61 people who received full shares, in addition to the 14.13 partial shares and two cash awards the Nationals decided to hand out.
According to a press release on Tuesday afternoon, “[t]he 2019 players’ pool amounted to $80,861,145.74,” total, which was the third-highest figure of all-time.
“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 Houston Astros, the runners-up in the Fall Classic this season, received $19,406,674.98 total, for a value of $256,030.16 for each full share they distributed.
Ten teams (the two World Series clubs, two League Championship Series runners-up, the four Division Series runners-up, and the two runners-up in the Wild Card Games) all got a share of the $80M+ total players’ pool.
Major League Baseball also noted in their announcement in this year’s shares, that, “[l]ast year’s share amounts were $416,837.72 for the 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox and $262,027.49 for the 2018 NL Champion Dodgers.”
The Nationals had 50 players total take the field at one point or another this season, so the total of 61 people receiving full shares means that some coaches, trainers, and front office staff members received shares as well, in addition to the partial shares and cash awards.
For those that caught the mistake in the first release, it has been corrected. The Astros are indeed in the AL, not the NL. https://t.co/OQuSyvVs9U pic.twitter.com/tiXRm9n47f— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 26, 2019