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Fri Apr 18 12:34:17 SAST 2014

Cardinals players reap R2.6m each for full World Series bonus

Reuters | 29 November, 2011 07:530 Comments
2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
Jason Motte (L) and Lance Berkman of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate with the World Series trophy after defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game Seven of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri
Image by: Pool / Getty Images

A full postseason share for each member of the 2011 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals was worth over $323 000, up 1,7% from last year’s payout, Major League Baseball (MLB) said on Monday.

The runner-up Texas Rangers dispersed more than $251 000 for those voted a full share, up 2% from 2010.

The players’ bonus pool, formed from 60% of gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series and 60% of gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship series and the World Series, amounted to more than $57 million and was divided among 12 clubs.

St. Louis awarded 51 full shares of their $20,6 million haul, 12 partial shares and eight lesser cash awards, while Texas handed out 47 full shares, 6,5 partial shares and 19 cash awards from their $13,8 million portion of the proceeds.

Money was split up, in diminishing order, between all playoff teams as well as second-place teams that failed to qualify for the postseason.

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