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MLB Distributes Record $69.88M In Postseason Player Compensation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 30 / 15

MLB distributed $69.88M in postseason player compensation, up 13% from last year and a new league record. The money, generated from 50% of the gate receipts of the Wild Card games and 60% of the first three games of each LDS and first four games of each LCS and World Series, is largely a function of...

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Unveils Details Of "NBA Live" Release

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SportsBusiness Daily: LeBron On Cover Of "NBA 2K 14"

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Draft Brings Vibrant Crowd To N.J.

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SportsBusiness Journal: Keeping social media clean

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SportsBusiness Journal: Revenue finally getting social?

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SportsBusiness Journal: Social media sponsorships

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SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo-NBC Sports Tops ComScore Ranks

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