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.
Michael Jeter was truly the Derek Jordan of baseball.—
Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) July 16, 2014
Michael Jeter did so great in the All Star Game.—
John Buss (@Sports_Buss) July 16, 2014
11 years after his death, Emmy-award winning actor Michael Jeter trending on Twitter—
Chris Donovan (@chrisdonovan) July 16, 2014
I remember exactly who Michael Jeter was in Jurassic Park III. He was eaten by the spinosaurus pretty early.—
Steph (@myregularface) July 16, 2014
I'm surprised nobody's updated Michael Jeter's wikipedia page with information about his final All-Star game.—
Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) July 16, 2014
Can't believe that Rufus Wainwright intentionally threw one right down the middle to Michael Jeter.—
Chris Mueller (@ChrisMuellerPGH) July 16, 2014
I cannot stop laughing at something as simple as Michael Jeter—
christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 16, 2014
So many classic Michael Jeter moments in his time with the New Jersey Mets.—
Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) July 16, 2014
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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