- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The value of a full postseason share on the World Series champions declined for the second straight year.

A full share on the Chicago Cubs following the team’s first title since 1908 was worth $368,872, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday.

That is down from $370,069 for last year’s Kansas City Royals and a record $388,606 for the 2014 San Francisco Giants.

Chicago split $27.6 million into 66 full shares, 8.7 partial shares and four cash awards.

The players’ pool was a record $76.6 million, topping last year’s $69.9 million.

A full share on Cleveland, which wasted a 3-1 Series lead against the Cubs, was $261,805, down from the record $300,758 for a World Series loser, set by last year’s New York Mets.

Full shares were worth $123,741 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, $123,045 for Toronto, $38,423 for Texas, $36,443 for San Francisco, $35,443 for Washington, $33,761 for Boston, $18,351 for Baltimore and $17,952 for the Mets.

The players’ pool included 50 percent of the gate receipts from the two wild-card games, and 60 percent from the first three games of each division series and the first four games of each league championship series and the World Series.

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