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How the @astros #WorldSeries victory played out on Twitter

By TJ Adeshola
Thursday, 2 November 2017

The 2017 @MLB World Series played out in dramatic fashion with the @astros defeating the @Dodgers in seven exciting games. And all of the top #Postseason moments on and off the diamond happened on Twitter.

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As soon as Houston clinched its first #WorldSeries title in franchise history, the @astros took to Twitter as the celebration began on the field.

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Houston @astros center fielder George Springer was named the #WorldSeries MVP.

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The @astros and @MLB brought fans down to the field during the celebration.

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Several celebrities and athletes also congratulated the champs on Twitter.

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Despite a disappointing ending to the season, the @Dodgers tipped their caps to the @astros on a well played series and thanked fans for their support all season long.

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Twitter data
Here are the moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation during the series, measured in Tweets per minute (TPM):

  1. @astros win 2017 World Series with 5-1 win over Dodgers [end of Game 7]
  2. Carlos Correa (@TeamCJCorrea) hits 2-run home run in the bottom of the 7th to give Astros 11-8 lead over Dodgers [Game 5]
  3. Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) hits walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th to lift @astros over @Dodgers 13-12 [Game 5]

These were the most-mentioned @astros of the series on Twitter: 

  1. Jose Altuve (@JoseAltuve27)
  2. Yulieski Gurriel (@el_yuly10)
  3. Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1)

And these were the most-mentioned @Dodgers:

  1. Yu Darvish (@faridyu)
  2. Clayton Kershaw (@ClaytonKersh22)
  3. Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig)

 

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World Series highlights and moments
Video highlights of the best moments throughout the World Series were delivered to fans’ timelines thanks to the Twitter’s partnership with MLB and brands such as @TMobile, @Gatorade and @Apple.

@TMobile sponsored MLB postseason Twitter Moments throughout October. Here’s a Twitter Moment recap of the thrilling clincher:

 

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And before the offseason begins @MLB fans can #GoLive one more time. A special postseason recap and championship parade edition of the The Dugout will stream live exclusively on Twitter on Friday, November 3. The live stream will be available at TheDugout.Twitter.com or via @MLB on Twitter.

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TJ Adeshola

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