#TakeTheCrown: @Royals win the 2015 #WorldSeries

Monday, 2 November 2015

The 2015 @MLB World Series played out in dramatic fashion with the @Royals defeating the @Mets in five games. And all of the top #Postseason moments on and off the diamond unfolded on Twitter.

After Kansas City clinched the dramatic win, the @Royals shared the joy on the field with fans:

And brought fans behind the scenes of the locker room celebration:

KC players turned to Twitter as well:

Fellow @MLB players congratulated the champs on Twitter:


As did celebs:

Twitter data

Tweets about the #WorldSeries generated 1.9 billion impressions (views) on Twitter and across the web since the series began through the thrilling final fifth 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):

  1. End of Game 5: the @Royals win the 2015 World Series.
  2. Game 5: Lorenzo Cain three-run double in the 12th inning gives @Royals 7-2 lead over the @Mets.
  3. Game 5: @Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (@TheRealHos35) scores game-tying run in 9th inning on ground out to third base.

Here are the most-mentioned @Royals players on Twitter, led by Hosmer, since the series began:

  1. Eric Hosmer (@TheRealHos35)
  2. Johnny Cueto (@JohnnyCueto)
  3. Edison Volquez

And Royals catcher Salvador Perez (@SalvadorPerez15) was named #WorldSeries MVP:

Despite just missing out on this year’s title, the @Mets captivated fans during their postseason run and made sure to thank them on Twitter:

The Royals also thanked fans:

And these were the most-mentioned @Mets players on Twitter during the #WorldSeries:

  1. David Wright
  2. Yoenis Cespedes (@ynscspds)
  3. Daniel Murphy

We’ll leave you with this @TwitterMoments recap of the thrilling clincher: