#OctoberTogether: @SFGiants win the 2014 #WorldSeries

Thursday, 30 October 2014

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):

  1. End of #Game7: The @SFGiants win the #WorldSeries
  2. @Royals left fielder Alex Gordon singles in the 9th inning of #Game7 with two outs and reaches third on a two base error.
  3. #Game7 heads to the bottom of the 9th with the @Royals up to bat trailing the @SF Giants 3-2.

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:

  1. Madison Bumgarner
  2. Hunter Pence (@hunterpence)
  3. Pablo Sandoval (@KFP48)

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:

  1. Yordano Ventura (@YordanoVentura)
  2. Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29)
  3. Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts)

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!