NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Angels voted to give a full postseason share to the estate of Nick Adenhart, the rookie pitcher killed in April in a car accident allegedly caused by a drunken driver.
The Angels' shares were worth $138,039. Los Angeles lost to the New York Yankees in the AL championship series.
The Yankees won the World Series, and their full postseason shares were worth a record $365,053, Major League Baseball said Monday. That was up from $351,504 on the 2008 champion Philadelphia Phillies and the previous mark of $362,173 set by the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.
With a hike in some ticket prices this year, the players' pool for the postseason was $59.1 million, an increase from $51.16 million last year and the previous record of $55.60 million in 2006.
Yankees players received $21.27 million and split it among 46 full shares, 12 1/4 partial shares and two cash awards.
A full share on the Phillies, who lost to the Yankees in six games, was worth $265,358, up from $223,390 last year on the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays. The Phillies voted 45 full shares, 8.35 partial shares and three cash awards.
The players' pool includes 60 percent of ticket money from the first four games of the World Series, the first four of each league championship series and the first three of each division series.
Full shares for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost in the NLCS, came to $102,620.
Among first-round losers, full shares were worth $37,993 for Minnesota, $32,141 for Colorado, $29,447 for St. Louis and $28,263 for Boston. For second-place teams that didn't make the playoffs, full shares were worth $11,138 for Detroit, $10,424 for Florida, $9,276 for Texas and $8,262 for the Chicago Cubs.