The MLB World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB). The event is contested between the Phillies and Astros after completing a respective American League and National League championship series. In 2022, the expected prize money for the MLB World Series winning team will be $35 million. Here is a breakdown of how that money will be distributed among the players and the team.
The majority of the prize money for the MLB World Series comes from gate receipts and broadcasting rights fees.
MLB World Series 2022 Prize Money Break Down (Expected)
Thirty-five million dollars may seem like a lot of money, but it decreases from the prize money awarded in 2020. In 2020, each player on the World Series-winning team received approximately $388,000. While this is a significant amount of money, it is still less than what players receive for winning other championships, such as the Super Bowl ($520,000 per player) and the Stanley Cup ($200,000 per player).
|Winners||Prize Money For Teams||Prize Money For Players|
|Runners Up||$24 Million||$240k|
The MLB has not always been so generous with its prize money. In fact, before 2004, there was no prize money awarded to the World Series-winning team. It wasn’t until 2016 that the prize money reached $18 million.
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What Do Players Do With Their Prize Money?
Players are free to do whatever they want with their prize money from the MLB World Series Championship; however, some players donate part or all of their earnings to charities, especially if those charities are close to their hearts. For example, New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton donated his entire earnings from the 2019 MLB World Series Championship ($381,500) to Stand Up To Cancer after his wife was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier that year. Donations like these are just one way that players choose to give back with their prize money from winning it all.
MLB World Series 2022 Schedule:
Let’s check out full schedule for MLB World Series 2022 below.
|Date||Game||Start time (ET)||TV channel||Result|
|Friday, Oct. 28||Phillies at Astros, Game 1||8:03 p.m.||Fox||TBA|
|Saturday, Oct. 29||Phillies at Astros, Game 2||8:03 p.m.||Fox||TBA|
|Monday, Oct. 31||Astros at Phillies, Game 3||8:03 p.m.||Fox||TBA|
|Tuesday, Nov. 1||Astros at Phillies, Game 4||8:03 p.m.||Fox||TBA|
|Wednesday, Nov. 2||Astros at Phillies, Game 5*||8:03 p.m.||Fox||TBA|
|Friday, Nov. 4||Phillies at Astros, Game 6*||8:03 p.m.||Fox||TBA|
|Saturday, Nov. 5||Phillies at Astros, Game 7*||8:03 p.m.||Fox||TBA|
While the prize money for winning the World Series has increased significantly over the years, it still lags behind other major championships. Nevertheless, $35 million is nothing to sneeze at—and it’s sure to motivate players to give it their all as they battle for baseball’s ultimate prize.