Baseball’s best took the diamond at Target Field (home of the @Twins) tonight for the @MLB All-Star Game. Fans around the world sent more than 1.4 million Tweets about the #ASG during the live telecast on @MLBonFOX, over 600,000 of which mentioned Derek Jeter’s final appearance.
Conversation about Derek Jeter dominated the night. Fans, players and celebrities turned to Twitter to honor Jeter (who singled, doubled and scored a run in the game), for playing in his 14th and final mid-summer classic. This chart below shows that Jeter and related hashtags, such as #FarewellCaptain and #RE2PECT, were mentioned over 615,000 times on Twitter during the game telecast:
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In addition to the outpouring around Jeter, baseball enthusiasts were all over every play of the American League’s 5-3 win over the National League, whether talking about the electrifying performances of @MiguelCabrera and @ClaytonKersh22, or discussing rising stars such as MVP @Trouty20, @TheCUTCH22, @YasielPuig and Monday’s #HRDerby champ @ynscspds. Here are the most-mentioned players during the game telecast:
Of course, the game itself was the culmination of several All-Star festivities in Minneapolis, and @MLB brought you even closer to the action through the Twitter Mirror and Vine 360 Booth.
Here are a few Tweets from the Celebrity Softball Game:
From a championship belt to fresh haircuts, fans of the long ball got behind-the-scenes access to Monday night’s #HRDerby:
And here are a few shots from the #ASG red carpet:
You can find more Tweets from players, fans, celebrities and media outlets in this timeline:
And last Thursday, for the third consecutive year, fans on Twitter could cast votes for the final player on the American and National League rosters by tweeting their pick with #FinalVote.
While he didn’t win, the overwhelming support from fans resulted in @Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello joining Twitter: