Camden Courier Post - November 18, 1980

Phillies, Royals earned record in Series shares

 

NEW YORK – To the victors go the spoils.

 

The world champion Phillies and American League champion Kansas City Royals each earned record World Series shares, according to figures released by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn yesterday.

 

Each full share for a member of the Phillies was worth $34,693.18, breaking the record of $31,236.99 earned by the New York Yankees in 1978.

 

The Royals, who lost the Series in six games to Philadelphia, came away with $32,211.95, breaking the losers' share record of $25,483.21, which went to the Los Angeles Dodgers two years ago.

 

The 1980 shares compare to the $28,236.87 which went to each member of the winning Pittsburgh Pirates following the 1979 World Series, and $22,113.94 Which went to each member of the losing Baltimore Orioles.

 

The Phillies voted 33 full shares, three half shares, a one-quarter share of $8,673.29 to rookie Marty Bystrom, who won five games in September, a one-eighth share of $4,336.65 to reliever Sparky Lyle, who joined the team for the final weeks of the season, and 19 cash grants to uniformed and non-uniformed personnel.

 

Gaining full $34,693.18 shares were trainer Don Seger, assistant trainer Kenny Bush Sr., assistant clubhouse manager and equipment manager Pete Cera, and stretch and flexibility instructor Gus Hoefling. Batting practice pitcher Hank King received $8,673.29, Bat boys Gary Watts, Pete Murphy, and Mark Andersen got $4,000, while bat boy Kenny Bush Jr. and assistant Kevin Kaufman received $2,000.

 

The Royals voted 26 full shares and a three-quarter share of $24,158.96 to infielder Jerry Terrell. Pitchers Steve Busby, Gary Christenson and Jeff Twitty and outfielder Rusty Torres received half cuts worth $16,105.97 each. Outfielder Steve Braun got a one-third share of $10,7371.31. Outfielder Jose Cardenal received a one-sixth share of $5,368.66. There were also 21 cash grants to uniformed and non-uniformed personnel, netted by $5,000 to pitcher Rawly Eastwick.

 

Houston's National League West winners earned $13,465.29 for a full share, a sum no World Series champion received until 1969. The New York Yankees, winners of the American League East, divide 30 full shares of $12,570.59 apiece.

 

The players' shares come from the first three games of each League Championship Series and the first four games of the World Series. Combined, they produced the highest players' pool in history, $3,915,870.82.

 

All 12 first division teams snared in the players' pool. The Baltimore Orioles received $2,668.71, the Los Angeles Dodgers got $2,275.21, the Montreal Expos $2,405.23 and the Oakland A's $2,746.99 for their second-place division finishes. A full third place share was worth $628.38 for each Cincinnati Red, $619.60 for each Milwaukee Brewer, $759.52 for each Minnesota Twin, and $663.02 for each Pittsburgh Pirate.

Smith honored

 

NEW YORK – The Phillies' Lonnie Smith was one of only three National League players named to the 22nd Topps Rookie All-Star team announced yesterday. Seven American League players were selected to the squad.

 

Besides Smith, the only National League players chosen in balloting by major league players, managers and coaches were first baseman Rich Murray of the San Francisco Giants and shortstop Ron Oester of the Cincinnati Reds.

Phils on bat team

 

ST. LOUIS – Third baseman Mike Schmidt and second baseman Manny Trillo of the Phillies have been named to the first National League Silver Bat Team, created to honor the top hitter at every position in the National and American leagues.

 

The team was announced today by the Sporting News.

 

Joining the two Phils on the NL team were Keith Hernandez of the St. Louis Cardinals at first base; shortstop Garry Templeton, St. Louis; outfield, Dusty Baker, Los Angeles, Andre Dawson, Montreal, and George Hendrick, St. Louis; pitcher, St. Louis.