In 2009, 8.2 percent of American households finished the year with an income of at least $150,000, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. It took members of the Phillies roster just three weeks to come close to that total this October, according to figures released by Major League Baseball.
Each player who was voted a full playoff share earned $123,140.50. The Phillies voted 43 full playoff shares, plus several partial shares and cash awards.
Not a bad consolation prize for finishing second in the National League, but a far cry from the $351,504.48 each full-shared Phillie received after their World Series victory in 2008, or the $265,357.50 they received after losing to the Yankees in 2009.
The champion Giants received $317,631.29 per share, lower than the Phillies' total in 2008 and the Yankees total in 2009 ($350,030).
The Rangers received $246,279.55 per share this year.
The pool of money doled out to the players in postseason shares is comprised of 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship Series and World Series.