The Texas Rangers celebrated their first-ever World Series title with a parade in Arlington, bringing Major League Baseball a record $107.8 million in revenue for the postseason. This year’s World Series champions received a total of $38.8 million, with each full postseason share worth $506,263. While this was down slightly from the previous record set by the Houston Astros in 2022, it is still an impressive amount.
The pool of revenue for this season was divided among the playoff teams as follows: Texas split $38.8 million into 64 full shares, 12.56 partial shares, and $48,000 in cash awards; the Astros divided their pool into 59 full shares, 14.14 partial shares, and $940,000 in cash awards; other teams received full shares ranging from $173,187 for Houston to $8,336 for Milwaukee.
It’s worth noting that the pool includes 60% from the 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 World Series. This means that even teams that don’t make it all the way to the World Series can still benefit financially from their participation in the postseason.