“Put me in coach! I’m ready to play!”- John Fogarty, Centerfield
For the fourth time in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox, the two teams will meet in the World Series. Both clubs won 97 games during the regular season and it is the first time since 1999 that Major League Baseball’s two winning teams will meet in the “Fall Classic.”
The national pastime in the United States is fast becoming a worldwide social media pastime, as well. For example, during last year’s World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers, Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s three home runs helped generate 813,000 social media comments about Game 1, according to Twitter. Only Game 6 of the 2011 World Series generated more. In fact, the hashtag#WorldSeries was used in 15 percent of all comments.
Below you can review our infographic that rounds the bases on some of the social media super fans for the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, the key players to follow on Twitter as well as the top reporters and bloggers. According to the statistics, Boston has already won in one category: social fans. In Beantown, fans are much more social than their counterparts in St. Louis.
Take a look at the infographic below and let us know in the comments which team you’re rooting for!