Scottsdale-bound: Tim Tebow to play baseball in Arizona Fall League beginning next week

Posted at 12:56 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 15:56:17-04

Tim Tebow is Arizona-bound -- and he'll be playing for the same team Michael Jordan played for 22 years ago.

The quarterback-turned-baseball player will participate as a member of the New York Mets in the Arizona Fall League, which begins Oct. 11. Tebow will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions, the same team Jordan played for in 1994 when he stepped away from the NBA for two seasons to try his hand at pro baseball.

Tebow won multiple national championships and a Heisman Trophy at Florida, but after his NFL career fizzled out, he decided to try baseball, which he hadn't played since high school.

Last week, Tebow hit a home run in his first at-bat in an instructional league game in the Mets organization.

The Scorpions' first game will take place Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 12:35 p.m. at Scottsdale Stadium. Click here for the complete Fall League schedule.