Wrong Jeter trends on Twitter during MLB All-Star game
TORONTO – During the 2014 MLB All-Star game Tuesday night, it wasn’t New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter trending on Twitter, but actor Michael Jeter — who passed away in 2003.
It all started when CBS News tweeted out; “Michael Jeter takes bow at his final All-Star game.”
Jeter, the actor, was most famous for the films The Fisher King, The Green Mile, and Jurassic Park III, and the TV series Evening Shade, which he won an Emmy for in 1992. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 50.
Before CBS could correct itself, Twitter users picked up on the mistake and soon Michael Jeter tweets were flying fast.
CBS eventually caught its mistake and removed the initial tweet, but by then Michael Jeter had already started trending.
This is the last All-Star game for Derek Jeter, who is retiring from baseball after this season.
WATCH: Michael Jeter delivers a message in The Fisher King
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