Besides pride and the love of the game, there is another reason to want to make it to the playoffs: extra money.
Oct 25, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of game two of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at AT
In order to calculate the player’s pool of postseason winnin, you take 50 percent of the gate receipts from the Wild Card games; 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series; 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship Series; and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series. Everybody benefits.
The San Francisco Giants share of the $65,363,469.22 was $23,530,848.92.
They handed out 50 full shares, 11.10 partial shares and 12 additional cash awards. The full shares were worth $377,002.64.