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Baseball fans flock to Twitter for the @MLB #ASG

By @JennaMannos
Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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.

Baseball fans flock to Twitter for the @MLB #ASG

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:

Baseball fans flock to Twitter for the @MLB #ASG

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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:

Baseball fans flock to Twitter for the @MLB #ASG

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:

To make sure you don’t miss any of the action in the second of the MLB season, make sure to follow @MLB, @MLBonFOX, @MLBNetwork, @BBTN and @TwitterSports.