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MLB: 2012 Postseason Shares Announced

2012 POSTSEASON SHARES ANNOUNCED

A full Postseason share for the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants amounted to a record $377,002.64, while a full share for the American League Champion Detroit Tigers totaled $284,274.50, Major League Baseball announced today.

This years record share total eclipses the previous high, $362,173.07 for the 2006 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Last years share amounts were $323,169.98 for the 2011 World Champion Cardinals and $251,515.76 for the A.L. Champion Texas Rangers.

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. (In previous years, the players pool was divided among 12 Clubs, including the eight Postseason participants and the four regular season second-place Clubs that were not Wild Cards.) The 2012 players pool was $65,363,469.22.

The breakdown by Club follows:

World Series Champions

San Francisco Giants (Share of Players Pool: $23,530,848.92; value of each of full share: $377,002.64) The Giants awarded 50 full shares, a total of 11.10 partial shares and 12 cash awards.

American League Champions

Detroit Tigers (Share of Players Pool: $15,687,232.61; value of each of full share: $284,274.50) The Tigers awarded 48 full shares, 7.06 partial shares and seven cash awards.

League Championship Series Runners-Up

New York Yankees (Share of Players Pool: $7,843,616.31; value of each of full share: $115,065.28) The Yankees awarded 58 full shares and 10.17 partial shares.

St. Louis Cardinals (Share of Players Pool: $7,843,616.31; value of each of full share: $122,558.29) The Cardinals awarded 56 full shares, 7.795 partial shares and four cash awards.

Division Series Runners-Up

Baltimore Orioles (Share of Players Pool: $2,124,312.75; value of each of full share: $34,825.61) The Orioles awarded 54 full shares, 5.85 partial shares and 25 cash awards.

Cincinnati Reds (Share of Players Pool: $2,124,312.75; value of each of full share: $37,865.12) The Reds awarded 45 full shares, 7.46 partial shares and 20 cash awards.

Oakland Athletics (Share of Players Pool: $2,124,312.75; value of each of full share: $34,325.16) The As awarded 51 full shares, 9.786 partial shares and 19 cash awards.

Washington Nationals (Share of Players Pool: $2,124,312.75; value of each of full share: $37,045.32) The Nationals awarded 49 full shares, 6.65 partial shares and three cash awards.

Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser Runners-Up

Atlanta Braves (Share of Players Pool: $980,452.04; value of each of full share: $19,609.04) The Braves awarded 46 full shares and four partial shares.

Texas Rangers (Share of Players Pool: $980,452.04; value of each of full share: $16,999.09) The Rangers awarded 44 full shares, 8.5 partial shares and 12 cash awards.

Source: MLB Media



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