By winning the 2017 World Series, the Astros ensured one heck of a holiday gift. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, each player who receives a full postseason share will get a check for around $438,000, setting a new record.
The Houston #Astros will receive nice presents for the holiday season: The World Series checks are expected to be about $438,000, a record for World Series shares.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 20, 2017
According to MLB, the pool comes 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 Championship Series, and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series.
With the average major league salary at $4.4 million in 2016, $438,000 may not seem like a lot, but it's significant for players making the minimum salary of $507,500.
A full postseason share for the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs was worth $368,871.59.
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