While most baseball fans either love or hate the New York Yankees, the team is growing in Facebook popularity. Already the most-liked baseball team on Facebook, the Yankees have added the most likes this past week of any Major League Baseball team, and by a wide margin. The team that has gained the second-most likes this week is the Los Angeles Dodgers, followed by the Boston Red Sox, and the Atlanta Braves.
The Major League Baseball team atop PageData‘s people talking about this leader board happens to be at the bottom of its division. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who are in last place in the National League West, are the most-talked-about team on Facebook right now, with an increase in 79,737 people discussing the club this week. In second place are divisional rivals the San Francisco Giants.
The New York Yankees may be injury-plagued and off to a sluggish start to the 2013 Major League Baseball season, but when it comes to Facebook and overall social media, the club is running away with the pennant race.
Major sporting events are always pretty popular on Facebook. Until Election Day, Super Bowl XLVI was the most-talked-about event on Facebook, with the San Francisco Giants’ World Series win also on the list. But how do other sports match up on the social network? Buildmuscle.org dug a little deeper to see what kind of power sports have across the social spectrum.
Success on the field translates into success in terms of adding Facebook likes for Major League Baseball teams, according to a new analysis from digital agency iStrategyLabs comparing likes at the All-Star Break of the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
You don’t have to be in Kansas City to have some fun with tonight’s Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. Several Facebook pages have planned games and contests for the exhibition, where top baseball players try to hit as many home runs as possible. You could even win a giant “like” foam finger.
Social media agency Enter:new Media teamed up with Cleveland Indians fan blog Did The Tribe Win Last Night, on a competition to see which Major League Baseball team in the Indians’ division, the American League Central, can score the most Facebook engagement.
The ages-old, heated rivalry between Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox isn’t much of a rivalry in terms of Facebook likes, as the Yankees’ 5.3 million placed the ball club well ahead of Boston’s 3.5 million and the rest of the league.
More than 40 years of experience behind the microphone for sporting events, 14 Emmy Awards, and nine Sportscaster of the Year awards apparently aren’t enough for the Facebook fans of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres.
An outing to a baseball game ended in tragedy Thursday night, and Facebook users were quick to pay tribute to the victim once his name was released Friday morning.