Tim Tebow hits 3-run homer on 1st swing in Double-A for Mets
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 06, 2018 08:09 AM
New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow steps into the dugout before his debut with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies minor league baseball team as they host the Portland Sea Dogs, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
By John Kekis, Associated Press
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow sure knows how to make an entrance.
Playing his first game in Double-A ball, Tebow hit a three-run homer on the first pitch he saw. The New York Mets minor leaguer connected on a frigid Thursday night at home for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in the Eastern League, facing Portland.
Last April, Tebow also homered in his first at-bat with the Class A Columbia Fireflies of the South Atlantic League.
This time, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback sent a liner far over the fence down the right-field line as the crowd at NYSEG Stadium stood and cheered the 30-year-old outfielder.