In the first pitch of the first at-bat of his first baseball game, Tim Tebow crushed a home run.
Tim Tebow’s first professional baseball game, of sorts, yielded an immediate highlight as the telegenic Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion quarterback hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in a game against a team of St. Louis Cardinals farmhands.
Tebow, 29, is likely the oldest player populating instructional league games in Florida, and the 255-pound outfielder did not waste time showing he’d like to advance with some dispatch through the New York Mets system, hammering a pitch just to the left of dead center field in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
In fairness, Tebow went 1-for-6 yesterday with no strikeouts, so he’s already better than Michael Jordan. I do, however, love the fact he homered in his first at-bat, if for no other reason than to silence the multitude of Tebow haters out there.