The 2016 @MLB World Series played out in historic fashion with the @Cubs defeating the @Indians in seven games. And all of the top #Postseason moments, including the thrilling extra-inning final game, unfolded on Twitter.
Cubs players turned to Twitter as well:
Despite just missing out on this year’s title, the @Indians captivated fans during their postseason run and made sure to thank them on Twitter:
Twitter data records
More than 18 million Tweets were sent about the #WorldSeries, including 10.5 million Tweets in the thrilling Game 7 finale, both Twitter records for a World Series and a @MLB game.
Here are the moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation during the series — all of which came in the final game — measured in Tweets per minute (TPM):
- End of Game 7: the @Cubs win the 2016 World Series
- @Indians outfielder Rajai Davis (@rajai11davis) hits game tying 2-run home run in the 8th inning
- Ben Zobrist (@benzobrist18) double gives Cubs 7-6 lead in the 10th inning
Here are the most-mentioned @Cubs players on Twitter, led by Aroldis Chapman, since the series began:
Before the series began, Twitter and @MLB launched World Series Stickers – two for the World Series and three each for the Cubs and Indians:
Video highlights of the best moments throughout the World Series were delivered to fans’ timelines thanks to the Twitter Amplify partnership with MLB and four brands: Ally Bank, Hefty, Motorola and Stouffer’s.
And how about this… Twitter user @RaysFanGio’s Tweet from 2014 surfaced and now has been Retweeted over 153,000 times. Good call, Gio!
Longtime Cubs fan Bill Murray was part of the celebration as well. Check him out behind the microphone:
We’ll see you next season as Twitter live streams one MLB game a week in 2017. We’ll leave you with this Periscope from the streets of Chicago outside Wrigley Field: