There Were 62,000 Tweets Per Minute as the 2017 World Series Ended

The three most-mentioned Astros were Jose Altuve, Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman

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The final out of the seventh and final game of the 2017 World Series generated 62,000 tweets per minute, making it Twitter’s most-tweeted-about moment during the Fall Classic.

The top three World Series moments on Twitter were:

  1. The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game seven to win the championship.
  2. Carlos Correa hits a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning of game five to give the Astros an 11-8 lead.
  3. Alex Bregman hits a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning of game five to give the Astros a 13-12 win.

The three most-mentioned Astros players were:

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

And the three-most-mentioned members of the Dodgers were:

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

T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere announced in a tweet that the wireless carrier’s #HR4HR initiative with Team Rubicon to raise funds for hurricane recovery efforts resulted in a donation of more than $2.5 million by Major League Baseball’s official wireless sponsor.

Finally, Twitter shared highlights of Wednesday night’s World Series tweets in a blog post: David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.