For their National League Wild Card game against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Braves accumulated $980,452.04 from ticket sales. They divvied out 46 full shares of $19,609 as well as four partial shares.
"The players’ pool is funded by gate receipts from postseason games, including 50 percent of the receipts from wild card games, 60 percent from the first three games of every division series, 60 percent from the first four games of each league championship series, 60 percent of receipts from the first four games of the World Series," O'Brien writes.
Players on each playoff team vote on how the shares are distributed. They usually give a full share to anyone who spent time on the big league roster and will give team employees shares as well. The players pool this year was divided between the 10 teams that made the postseason, with the amount collected increasing deeper into the playoffs.
The San Francisco Giants set a record for their World Series champions shares by giving out 50 full shares of $377,002.64. The 2006 Cardinals held the previous record at $362,173.
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