Game 7’s Losing Pitcher Was the Most-Mentioned Player on Facebook During the World Series

Astros first baseman Yulieski Gurriel’s insensitive gesture toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during game three created a firestorm

The Dodgers came up short but didn't forget to thank their fans
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The Houston Astros are the 2017 World Series champions, but the most-talked-about player on Facebook during the series was Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish.

Controversy likely drove up mentions of Darvish, as Astros first baseman Yulieski Gurriel’s insensitive gesture toward Darvish during game three created a firestorm and resulted in Gurriel’s suspension for the first five games of the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season.

The most-mentioned players on Facebook during this year’s Fall Classic were:

  1. Darvish
  2. George Springer
  3. Justin Verlander
  4. Jose Altuve
  5. Carlos Correa

The five countries that led discussion about the World Series were:

  1. U.S.
  2. Mexico
  3. Canada
  4. Brazil
  5. Puerto Rico

The phrases that came up the most in posts about the games were:

  1. Astros win
  2. Dodger fan
  3. Great series

The post that drew the most Love Reactions was Correa proposing to his now-fiancée, Daniella Rodriguez:

Finally, the social network shared some Facebook Live videos from postgame coverage following the seventh and final game Wednesday night: