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