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BEST GAME: Josh Hamilton has 2,009,871 Twitter followers, according to the site Statista.
The Pittsburgh Pirates slugger is the fifth most-followed player in MLB, according with Twitter data from Statista, behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves, the New York Yankees, and the Chicago Cubs.
His 1.8 million followers is the most of any player, and he’s the most popular player on Twitter in every country except the United States, according in a Statista analysis of more than 1.5 million Twitter followers from September.
A-ROD: A-rod is a nickname given to the Baltimore Orioles’ slugger by a group of fans, who believe the slugger was once named after a legendary baseball player, according the Associated Press.
The nickname was inspired by the fact that A-ROLLER (which is actually A-RAIDER) is a baseball term that describes a player who runs the bases.
He’s the first player to ever have 2 million followers on Twitter, according Statista’s analysis.
HIGHLIGHTS: The Orioles are the only team with more than 2 million fans following A-Roller.
According to Statista: He is the second-most-following player in baseball, behind the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw.
The only other player to have 2.5 times as many followers is Clayton Kershield, who has 1.7 million.
A-roller is the name of the player on the A-Line, a player on a line between the pitcher and third baseman.
A team’s third baseman and pitcher are usually the same player.
The average number of followers A-rolling a player is in a given country is approximately 1,500.
A country with a smaller fan base usually has fewer followers, while countries with a larger fan base have more followers.
A number of sports figures have been known to tweet about their teams: former Major League Baseball player Matt Kemp, for instance, tweets about the New England Patriots, while Michael Jordan tweets about his Miami Heat.
A tweet from A-rood has reached 1.1 million times.