— Columbia Fireflies (@ColaFireflies) April 9, 2017
In his first at-bat for the Class A Columbia Fireflies, the minor league team for the New York Mets, Tim Tebow blasted a two-run home run, sending the crowd into an absolute frenzy.
Tebow hammered a 2-1 pitch to left-center field where it hit a railing and bounced back onto the field. That fact only added to the incredible moment, as the former Heisman trophy winner initially thought he had hit a ground rule double instead. When the umpire signaled for him to ‘touch ’em all,’ the crowd started chanting his name.
Everyone was loving it.
It was yet another moment in the pro-life, pro-Christian athlete’s storied career that seemed to defy logic.
Breaking: Tim Tebow homers in his first at-bat. Are you kidding me? pic.twitter.com/tzal9jtvyH
— Mike Uva (@Mike_Uva) April 6, 2017
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Via Bleacher Report:
Former NFL quarterback and current baseball player Tim Tebow may never be called up to the New York Mets, but he made quite a debut at the plate for the Class-A Columbia Fireflies on Thursday evening.
In the bottom of the second inning of the contest versus the Augusta GreenJackets at Spirit Communications Park, Tebow launched a pitch from southpaw Domenic Mazza to the opposite field.
At first, it appeared his shot came just shy of sailing over the wall, but the second base umpire informed the 29-year-old he had, in fact, hit a home run in his first official at-bat with the Fireflies. Tebow completed his journey around the bases to a standing ovation.
“Everybody was just so excited and happy for me,” Tebow said during an interview. “One of the guys comes up to me and gives me a big hug and goes, ‘This is one of the best moments I’ve ever had.’”
Tebow switched sports after having an incredibly successful run as a Heisman winning college quarterback, but an NFL career which saw a lot of ups and downs.
He’s a favorite of our readers, a man who perpetually leads by example through a strong Christian faith. That’s why liberals can’t stand him.
Just before embarking on his baseball journey, Tebow, a man considered ‘polarizing’ by the media, demonstrated his Christian faith and charity by taking the time to visit sick kids at the Wolfson Children’s Hospital. One particular fan, his bed decked out in Florida Gators gear (where Tebow played), was overwhelmed that the famous quarterback would take the time to visit him.
He had a tough time speaking and couldn’t hold back the tears.
“Ever since I was a little kid I’ve been a Tim Tebow fan,” another fan told ESPN, as he stood decked out in Gators gear, holding a Tebow football card.
“I looked up to him as a role model. I hope he’s going to do well with this,” he said.
For one at-bat at least, Tebow made that fan’s dream come true yet again.
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