Tim Tebow has hit a home run in his first at-bat as a New York Mets minor leaguer.
The former NFL quarterback connected for a two-run drive Thursday night for the Columbia Fireflies in a Class A South Atlantic League game against Augusta.
— Mary King (@MaryKingTV) April 6, 2017
Here you go, Tim Tebow hitting a Homer in his first at-bat. pic.twitter.com/snB5hK196g
— Chris Trainor (@ChrisTrainorSC) April 6, 2017
— Reggie Anderson (@ReggieWLTX) April 6, 2017
Tebow hits a two-run homer in his first minor league at bat. pic.twitter.com/sd04xyvPgW
— Carson Mason (@CarsonAnnMason) April 6, 2017
— Columbia Fireflies (@ColaFireflies) April 7, 2017
With a 15 mph wind blowing out, Tebow launched a shot and stopped at second base, thinking it was a double. But the ball hit a railing just above the fence in left-center field and an umpire twirled his hand to indicate the homer.
Tebow pumped his fist in the air as he rounded the rest of the bases in the second inning as the crowd went wild. He started the game in left field.
Tebow played three seasons in the NFL. The former Heisman Trophy winner left football for broadcasting after the 2012 season, before deciding to pursue a career in a sport he last played as a junior in high school.
In spring training for the Mets, Tebow batted .148 in 27 appearances. He struck out eight times and didn't have an extra base hit or an RBI.