What was World Series win worth to Giants?

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What was World Series win worth to Giants?

Major League Baseball issues the following press release announcing the 2012 postseason shares:

A full Postseason share for the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants amounted to a record 377,002.64, while a full share for the American League Champion Detroit Tigers totaled 284,274.50, Major League Baseball announced today.This years record share total eclipses the previous high, 362,173.07 for the 2006 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Last years share amounts were 323,169.98 for the 2011 World Champion Cardinals and 251,515.76 for the A.L. Champion Texas Rangers.The players pool was formed from 50 percent of the gate receipts from the Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser; 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. The players pool was divided among the 10 Postseason Clubs: the two World Series participants, the two League Championship Series runners-up, the four Division Series runners-up and the two runners-up in the Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser. (In previous years, the players pool was divided among 12 Clubs, including the eight Postseason participants and the four regular season second-place Clubs that were not Wild Cards.) The 2012 players pool was 65,363,469.22.The breakdown by Club follows:World Series ChampionsSan Francisco Giants (Share of Players Pool: 23,530,848.92; value of each of full share: 377,002.64) The Giants awarded 50 full shares, a total of 11.10 partial shares and 12 cash awards.
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American League ChampionsDetroit Tigers (Share of Players Pool: 15,687,232.61; value of each of full share: 284,274.50) The Tigers awarded 48 full shares, 7.06 partial shares and seven cash awards.League Championship Series Runners-UpNew York Yankees (Share of Players Pool: 7,843,616.31; value of each of full share: 115,065.28) The Yankees awarded 58 full shares and 10.17 partial shares.St. Louis Cardinals (Share of Players Pool: 7,843,616.31; value of each of full share: 122,558.29) The Cardinals awarded 56 full shares, 7.795 partial shares and four cash awards.Division Series Runners-UpBaltimore Orioles (Share of Players Pool: 2,124,312.75; value of each of full share: 34,825.61) The Orioles awarded 54 full shares, 5.85 partial shares and 25 cash awards.Cincinnati Reds (Share of Players Pool: 2,124,312.75; value of each of full share: 37,865.12) The Reds awarded 45 full shares, 7.46 partial shares and 20 cash awards.Oakland Athletics (Share of Players Pool: 2,124,312.75; value of each of full share: 34,325.16) The As awarded 51 full shares, 9.786 partial shares and 19 cash awards.Washington Nationals (Share of Players Pool: 2,124,312.75; value of each of full share: 37,045.32) The Nationals awarded 49 full shares, 6.65 partial shares and three cash awards.Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser Runners-UpAtlanta Braves (Share of Players Pool: 980,452.04; value of each of full share: 19,609.04) The Braves awarded 46 full shares and four partial shares.Texas Rangers (Share of Players Pool: 980,452.04; value of each of full share: 16,999.09) The Rangers awarded 44 full shares, 8.5 partial shares and 12 cash awards.

Courtesy MLB public relations

More toaster magic? Bochy, Crawford sign appliance before Giants game

More toaster magic? Bochy, Crawford sign appliance before Giants game

When you have the second worst record in the National League, you'll try anything, right?

It appears the Giants are looking for some of the same magic Klay Thompson and the Warriors received during their run to the 2017 NBA title.

Prior to Sunday's game against the Mets, Giants manager Bruce Bochy and shortstop Brandon Crawford signed a fan's toaster.

The legend of the toaster is well-documented for the Warriors now.

In March, Warriors fan Ronnie Reyes had Thompson autograph a toaster at a signing event. Thompson looked a little puzzled after he autographed the appliance. But from that moment, the Warriors went 31-2 en route to the NBA championship. The only losses came on April 10 when Thompson did not play against the Jazz and Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Cavs. They were 30-0 with Thompson in the lineup until losing to Cleveland.

So mark June 25 down on the calendar. If they Giants turn things around, you may have to credit this autographed toaster.

Ageless wonder: Ichiro surpasses record held by Rickey Henderson

Ageless wonder: Ichiro surpasses record held by Rickey Henderson

MIAMI — Ichiro Suzuki has become the oldest player to start a game in center field since at least 1900.

The 43-year-old Suzuki was in the lineup batting leadoff Sunday for the Miami Marlins against the Chicago Cubs. Suzuki surpassed the record held by Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, who was a month younger when he started in center in 2002 for the Boston Red Sox.

Suzuki, a member of the 3,000-hit club, reached on an error and scored in the first inning. He has played in 63 games this season, mostly as a pinch hitter, and began the day batting .209.