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Monday, 26 November 2007 08:31

MLBA full postseason share for the 2007 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox totaled $308,235.75, while a full share for the National League Champion Colorado Rockies totaled $233,505.18, Major League Baseball announced today.

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 National League Champion Colorado Rockies voted a full share for Mandy Coolbaugh, the widow of Mike Coolbaugh, the former Major Leaguer who had served as the organization’s first base coach at Double-A Tulsa until his death in July.
The club-by-club breakdown follows:

  • World Series Champions

Boston Red Sox (Share of Players’ Pool: $18,885,380.84; value of each full share: $308,235.75) – The Red Sox awarded 47 full shares, 14.0 partial shares and 11 cash awards.

  • National League Champions

Colorado Rockies (Share of Players’ Pool: $12,590,253.89; value of each full share: $233,505.18) – The Rockies awarded 44 full shares, 5.0 partial shares and 45 cash awards.

  • League Championship Series Runners-Up

Arizona Diamondbacks (Share of Players’ Pool: $6,295,126.95; value of each full share: $139,459.87) – The Diamondbacks awarded 33 full shares and 12.14 partial shares.

Cleveland Indians (Share of Players’ Pool: $6,295,126.95; value of each full share: $107,457.62) – The Indians awarded 50 full shares, 7.475 partial shares and 11 cash awards.

  • Division Series Runners-Up

Chicago Cubs (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,573,781.74; value of each full share: $24,507.95) – The Cubs awarded 52 full shares, 11.44 partial shares and six cash awards.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,573,781.74; value of each full share: $31,593.75) – The Angels awarded 44 full shares, 5.25 partial shares and eight cash awards.

New York Yankees (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,573,781.74; value of each full share: $26,304.22) – The Yankees awarded 47 full shares, 11.83 partial shares and one cash award.

Philadelphia Phillies (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,573,781.74; value of each full share: $28,058.04) – The Phillies awarded 46 full shares, 7.47 partial shares and 10 cash awards.

  • Second-Place Finishers (Non-Wild Card Clubs)

Detroit Tigers (Share of Players’ Pool: $524,593.91; value of each full share: $10,610.74) – The Tigers awarded 41 full shares, 5.0 partial shares and 15 cash awards.

Milwaukee Brewers (Share of Players’ Pool: $524,593.91; value of each full share: $11,403.97) – The Brewers awarded 38 full shares and 8.0 partial shares.

New York Mets (Share of Players’ Pool: $524,593.91; value of each full share: $9,411.28) – The Mets awarded 41 full shares, 14.63 partial shares and two cash awards.

Seattle Mariners (Share of Players’ Pool: $524,593.91; value of each full share: $9,112.12) – The Mariners awarded 46 full shares, 10.58 partial shares and eight cash awards.

This year sees a total decrease in the Share pool from the year prior (the Red Sox see a decrease of $1,131,354.97, or a decline of 6% from the total pool for the '06 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.

(see the complete break down of the 2006 post season shares)

Last year, the Cardinals posted a record high value for a World Series share at $362,173.07, surpassing the previous high of $324,532.72 per full share for the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox.


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