How much money does the MLB World Series winner get?
The Atlanta Braves are World Series champions after taking down the Houston Astros in six games. This is the fourth time Atlanta has been crowned champs.
The Atlanta Braves are the champions of the world after beating the Houston Astros in six games. The Braves hoisted the Commissioner’s Trophy, and will be presented rings in a few months time, but they will also be awarded a healthy sum of money as a title winning bonus.
Braves set for big bonus after World Series win
The amount of money always varies year by year, and this years prize will be determined when the postseason is over, but Atlanta is guaranteed a fat eight figure bonus. The runners up also will also receive a handsome reward for their post season efforts.
In fact, every team that makes the postseason gets a check from the league for their playoff run. Obviously the deeper a team goes in the playoffs the higher the pay out. The champs get a 36% split of the pot while the runners up get 24%, which is the same amount that the losing teams in the Championship Series get. Division series runners up get 13% each and the Wild Card runners-up get just 3% for their one game post season run.
Atlanta to get majority share of "players pool"
According to the MLB, the pot split up by all the post season teams is called the “players pool” and it is made up of a percentage of tickets sales from each of the playoff series. The pool consists of 50% of the Wild Card gate receipts, 60% of the first three games’ gate receipts of the Division Series, 60% of the first four games of the League Championships, and 60% of the first four games of the World Series’ gate receipts.
The way the bonus is divided is up to throughout the team is up to each organization. The players, coaches, trainers, and strength coaches as well as “non-uniformed personnel” like clubhouse attendants, chefs, security guards, bus drivers and grounds crew get a slice of the pie.
Each Astro got nearly 400k in 2019
The shares of the the players’s pool for this year are yet to be determined, and the numbers for the Dodgers championship run are yet to be released, but the Washington Nationals split $29,110,012.47, while the runner up Houston Astros got $19,406,674.98 after the 2019 World Series. The champs split up 61 full shares of the almost $30 million for a total of $382,358.18 for each recipient. There were also 14.13 partial shares handed out to the non-uniform workers of the organization.
The Braves will also get some bling in a few months time, when they receive their championship rings that are generally worth over $20,000. There will be plenty of celebrating in Atlanta after their fourth World Series in franchise history.