Tim Tebow Has Memorable First At-Bat in Minor League

Home run
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2017 8:15 AM CDT

Tim Tebow made his debut as a minor league baseball player Thursday, and it couldn't have gone much better: In his first at-bat for the Columbia Fireflies, Tebow hit a home run, reports Deadspin. (See the video here.) The South Carolina team is the Class-A affiliate of the Mets. It's a long way from Class-A to the big leagues, and USA Today notes that Tebow faces steep odds if he hopes to get there at the relatively ripe age of 29.

But it's still a memorable start for the Heisman winner who went on to a short-lived NFL career. "I know so many people want to sensationalize it," he said. "But for me, it was just one day. One opportunity—the first of a lot of games." And it was just the first at-bat in that game: USA Today notes he had four more, and struck out in three of them. (His first at-bat in an instructional league game wasn't bad, either.)

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