Champs Astros hand out record playoff shares

by Daryn Albert - A full postseason share for the World Series champion Astros totaled a record $516,347 from a player pool of $107.5 million, also a record in the first season the playoffs were expanded to 12 teams.

Astros give out $516,347 shares as part of record postseason pool play Verlander: I wouldn't change a thing about this season (1:12) Justin Verlander says winning the World Series was the perfect ending to his first season back from Tommy John surgery. (1:12) 9:36 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK -- A full postseason share for the World Series champion Houston Astros totaled a record $516,347 from a player pool of $107.5 million, also a record in the first season the playoffs were expanded to 12 teams. The Astros split $38.7 million into 59 full shares, 14.14 partial shares and $940,000 in cash awards, the commissioner's office said Wednesday. The amount of the winner's share topped the previous mark of $438,902 for Houston in 2017, and the pool topped last year's prior high of $90.47 million. A full share for the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies came to $296,255. The Phillies divided $25.8 million into 72 full shares, 15.03 partial shares and $20,000 in cash awards. Full shares for other playoff teams this year were: Editor's Picks 1 Related • San Diego Padres , $152,709 • New York Yankees , $145,820 • Cleveland Guardians , $45,795 • Atlanta Braves , $44,878 • Seattle Mariners , $42,221 • Los Angeles Dodgers , $36,148 • St. Louis Cardinals , $10,351 • Toronto Blue Jays , $10,007 • New York Mets , $9,480 • Tampa Bay Rays , $8,387 The pool includes 60% from the first first two games of each wild-card series, the first three games of each division series and the first four games of each league championship series and the World Series.