By no measure did the Yankees have a successful postseason experience this year. Faced with a slim deficit at home in Game 5, the Bombers, as we know, bombed. They couldn’t get that one hit to push them onto the ALDS, and we all had to sit there as inferior teams faced off in both the American League Championship Series and World Series. Had the Yanks won that Game 5, they had a decent path to another World Series title.
Yesterday, Major League Baseball announced the playoff shares for the various clubs that tried to make their ways through the crapshoot that is the postseason, and although the Yanks lost, each player still walked away with a playoff share of over $26,000 each. According to the Commissioner’s Office, the Yanks split $1,718,977.33. They awarded 53 full shares at $26,238.86 each, 11.94 partial shares and three cash awards. That’s not a bad haul for five games of work.
The Cardinals, World Series victors after a playoff season that saw 38 games played out of a possible 41, took home full shares of $323,170 each. That total marks an increase over last year’s pot, but the 2009 Yankees still hold the modern-day record. Each player on the last Yankee World Series championship club took home $350,030. Here’s to another big payday after the 2012 season.