The 2014 @MLB#WorldSeries was billed as destiny vs. dynasty, and the team chasing history won out in an epic seven game series that came down to the very last pitch. The @SFGiants, who won their third title in five years, are world champions after defeating the @Royals — and the entire magical #PostSeason run played out on Twitter.
From the high-scoring games in the series to the pitching duel in #Game7, fans, teams, players and reporters discussed the #WorldSeries on Twitter. In fact, there were over 5.4 million global Tweets sent containing terms related to the World Series during the live telecasts of the seven-game series.
Here are the moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation during the World Series – all of which came in #Game7 – measured in Tweets per minute (TPM):
For a detailed analysis of how the live TV broadcasts of the Series games performed on Twitter in the U.S., check out Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings from @NielsenSocial.
The @SFGiants took fans on Twitter into the locker room, where the champs celebrated after a long season:
@SFGiants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, the clear choice for #WorldSeries MVP, won three games in the series, the last of which included five shutout innings in relief in #Game7.
@MLB players turned to twitter to praise #MadBum on his historical postseason run:
Here are the most-mentioned @SFGiants players on Twitter, led by Bumgarner, since the series began:
Although they fell just short of the ultimate prize, the @Royals had a magical postseason run as well.
These were the most mentioned @Royals players on Twitter during the #WorldSeries:
And this timeline shows a sampling of Tweets from throughout the #WorldSeries:
Even the @CIA got into the baseball chatter:
In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” And tonight, friends, it’s over for the season. But @MLB fans know to stay with Twitter for all the off-season deals, rumors and speculation!