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Tim Tebow homers in first minor league at-bat

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Tim Tebow stood at second base, seemingly unaware what he’d just done.

Go ahead, he was told. Round the bases.

What a start.

The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback made his minor-league debut Thursday evening. And on his first plate appearance, he went yard, Tebow taking a pitch from Domenic Mazza — forever an answer to a trivia question — into opposite left-center field.

His two-run homer came with two outs in the second.

Is there video? Of course there is video.

Tebow is playing for the Columbia Fireflies, a Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets. He was hitting seventh and playing left field in Thursday’s lineup against the Augusta GreenJackets. His homer received a standing ovation from the South Carolina home crowd.

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61 Responses to “Tim Tebow homers in first minor league at-bat”
  1. pittsburghdamned says: Apr 6, 2017 8:16 PM


    Stay there, Timmy. God wants you to stay away from football.

  2. nyhealingpoints says: Apr 6, 2017 8:19 PM

    Tebow gonna make a lot of know it all cynics eat their words. And if he doesn’t, it’s a valiant effort. We all should be so lucky and blessed and we all should work so hard.

  3. mygirlhassuperhairymanarms says: Apr 6, 2017 8:22 PM

    Wow. So unimpressed. Tim is a likeable guy. He should be pursing college football broadcasting for his Gators. They would love him!

  4. aliveguy24 says: Apr 6, 2017 8:29 PM

    ‘Bout time we got a Tebow update. I was getting sick of all the Keap and Romo stuff. Glad we got an update on this Minor league baseball player.

  5. dallashomer says: Apr 6, 2017 8:32 PM

    Good for him.

  6. flaccodelic says: Apr 6, 2017 8:33 PM

    That does not have much to do with football.

  7. joboosmojo says: Apr 6, 2017 8:46 PM

    You got a little Tim Tebow on the corner of your mouth.

  8. tonebones says: Apr 6, 2017 8:47 PM

    But the experts said he couldn’t do it. LOL

  9. wib22 says: Apr 6, 2017 8:49 PM

    Remember when belicheat signed him!

  10. mcjon22 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:00 PM

    Congrats on your first time making it past 3rd base Tim

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 6, 2017 9:03 PM

    But, of course he did.

  12. Matt from San Diego says: Apr 6, 2017 9:05 PM

    Jordan did it as well, only people who will never take risks or follow their dreams would talk smack.

    He went yard as a pro baseball player in his first at bat. If you can find a way to hate on that? You are a special kind of special.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 6, 2017 9:12 PM

    It easily cleared the 110 foot Caution tape barrier and landed in the slaughterhouse yard next to the field.

  14. tjacks7 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:13 PM

    Haters will say it’s photoshopped.

  15. skolvikings12 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:15 PM

    Of course he does.

  16. silentcount says: Apr 6, 2017 9:17 PM

    Way to go, Tebow. Pro sports need more good guys, even baseball.

  17. emmitt22bates40 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:17 PM

    I’m always amazed at how people disregard just how talented and special Tim Tebow is. This guy is a pure winner in every sense of the word. He just goes out and does his thing and never lets the haters get to him.

  18. deenchaz says: Apr 6, 2017 9:17 PM

    This world could use a few more Tebo’s .

  19. mrfrostyj says: Apr 6, 2017 9:18 PM

    If minor league football existed Tim would probably do well there as well.

  20. phillybrilliance says: Apr 6, 2017 9:27 PM

    Oh my god. He hasn’t been on a football team in like 5 years. No one cares!

    Remember how you kept reporting on Michael Samm 2 years after he left the cfl? This is worse.

  21. goooooobrowns says: Apr 6, 2017 9:42 PM

    Wait til he throws a ball home from left field and it goes over the backstop.

  22. Bizzareslantpass says: Apr 6, 2017 9:45 PM

    It’s hard not to believe that God really is on Tebow’s side. All he does is win!

  23. nyneal says: Apr 6, 2017 9:54 PM

    Big deal.

  24. nwofolife says: Apr 6, 2017 9:56 PM

    Right on. Just remember losers…he has had a better life than u, and he will continue to have a better life than u.

    And I’m not even religious. Just stating the obvious.

  25. yooperman says: Apr 6, 2017 10:02 PM

    With in a couple of weeks, his followers will put up bill boards demanding Tebow be brought up to the majors.

  26. skankmeat says: Apr 6, 2017 10:05 PM

    Cant wait to hear how Jesus is his batting coach.

  27. ibillwt says: Apr 6, 2017 10:26 PM

    We want more Tebow updates on this site!! It’s been like a morgue around the NFL without him.

  28. dejadoh says: Apr 6, 2017 10:43 PM

    Tebow was better than Tyrod Taylor, Colin Kaepernick, Case Keenum, Matt Barkley, Brock Osweiler, Brian Hoyer, Trevor Siemian, are, and frankly, I think, even better than Alex Smith and Cam Newton now. But that was 6 years ago….

  29. number1hawkfan says: Apr 6, 2017 11:17 PM

    No one ever said he was a bad athlete. They said he wasn’t an NFL caliber QB. Just like he’s not an MLB caliber player. The reason people hate on him is because so many blindly jumped on his bandwagon saying he was great because they like the same fairytale. The tebow lovers couldn’t separate the skill from the faith. The haters we’re trying to balance the scales. People these days are way to thin skinned.

  30. ak185 says: Apr 6, 2017 11:33 PM

    Let me just say, being down the street…this place exploded.

  31. fordbw says: Apr 6, 2017 11:41 PM

    He’s a great athlete. NFL teams really missed out on this guy. Imagine if the Atlanta Falcons had Tebow as backup QB. They could have put him in once they got the 28-3 lead and locked the game away.

  32. denverscott says: Apr 6, 2017 11:56 PM

    Yeah, but what did he have for breakfast that day? I’m on the edge of my seat.

  33. ninespot says: Apr 7, 2017 12:20 AM

    He’s playing kids a couple years out of High School. Not that impressed

  34. lance19 says: Apr 7, 2017 12:22 AM

    In the spirit of Timmy
    (given the lousy quality of video)
    I’m gonna take it on FAITH
    that the ball cleared the fence…

  35. baldbuc says: Apr 7, 2017 12:44 AM

    I’ll be more impressed when you score your first NHL goal.

  36. charger383 says: Apr 7, 2017 2:17 AM

    good for him

  37. SB8VikingFan says: Apr 7, 2017 2:31 AM

    Good for you Timmy! Happy for you!

  38. aj66shanghai says: Apr 7, 2017 5:50 AM

    Soon Trump will make Tebow the director of NASA

  39. eatme2259 says: Apr 7, 2017 6:09 AM

    He was A little excited to get up at the plate that he was to early. He hit it against Mabel Gillespie the oldest person living in Augusta throwing out the first pitch.

  40. razzlejag says: Apr 7, 2017 6:28 AM

    Next come the movies:
    First: The Tim Tebow Story
    Tebow: Skull Island

    Nobody now alive can outlive the Tebow Franchise.

  41. george1859 says: Apr 7, 2017 6:41 AM

    Where’s the Duron Carter update?

  42. sn19 says: Apr 7, 2017 7:07 AM

    mcjon22 says:
    Apr 6, 2017 9:00 PM
    Congrats on your first time making it past 3rd base Tim


    Best comment on here.

  43. dryzzt23 says: Apr 7, 2017 7:53 AM

    Humility. Few pro athletes even know what that is.

    Sweetness did (Walter Payton), and Tebow knows too.

    I’m so glad to see him succeed and I’m sure ESPN hates every second of this this.

  44. ebr362 says: Apr 7, 2017 8:36 AM

    It always amazes me how the haters come out of the woodwork whenever Tebow is mentioned. Does he get a lot of attention, sure he does, its ratings/clicks/page views, because people lose their mindswhenever he’s mentioned. In this pussified America we live in today, good and moral people are frowned upon. I always found it ironic that a singer/rapper wins an award and his/her acceptance speech is filled with all thanks to God references, athletes point to the sky etc and no one says a word. Tebow takes a knee, and basically says the same things regarding his belief that God has gifted him and people lose their minds with hatred. I don’t know if its people hating because they are not the decent man Tebow is or are jealous of his attention, but anyway you want to look at it, if the world was filled with more good hearted decent people like Tebow aspires to be and daily practices, how great would this world be? Now bring on the hate….

  45. hawkapalooza says: Apr 7, 2017 8:39 AM

    It’s a fairytale story!

  46. razzlejag says: Apr 7, 2017 8:47 AM

    How can we miss him if he won’t go away?

  47. nhpats says: Apr 7, 2017 8:59 AM

    Tebow has more playoff wins than Andy Dalton and one fewer than Tony Romo

  48. bocadiver1 says: Apr 7, 2017 9:05 AM

    Tebow reminds me of the chia pet. (Don’t scratch your heads… think)

  49. yankees2009 says: Apr 7, 2017 9:11 AM

    He struck out 3 times after that at bat. He’ll be out of baseball for good at the end of the year

  50. billsaredue says: Apr 7, 2017 9:12 AM

    God bless him!

  51. magebfd says: Apr 7, 2017 9:30 AM

    tim tebow’s homer wasan inside job

  52. abqpacker says: Apr 7, 2017 9:33 AM

    I know this cannot be true, b/c PFT told me repeatedly that this was nothing but a marketing gimmick.

  53. jerryyouradisgrace says: Apr 7, 2017 9:34 AM

    Tim you are a winner in life and every other way possible

  54. silvernblacksabbath says: Apr 7, 2017 9:43 AM

    How can he homer when he’s never been to 2nd base??? ha ha ha

  55. cfos00 says: Apr 7, 2017 10:14 AM

    Just pointing out the unbelievably obvious here, but this is pretty far from his first minor league at-bat. He played for the Mets affiliate in the Arizona Fall League. The Mets assigned him to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League, where he batted .194 in 70 plate appearances, with 20 strikeouts in 62 at-bats. Not exactly impressive. The AFL is a league owned by MLB and made up for minor league players. Are we just pretending none of this happened or exists now?

  56. electricboogalo says: Apr 7, 2017 10:49 AM

    Proof that he is chosen.

  57. exinsidetrader says: Apr 7, 2017 10:50 AM

    He’s a winner.
    He’s a baller.
    He’s a shot-caller
    And all he does is win, all he does is win …

  58. granadafan says: Apr 7, 2017 11:28 AM

    LOL. So many Tebow fanboys on PFT

  59. thermalito says: Apr 7, 2017 11:56 AM

    Too bad he can’t play the race card like Kapperfilth for the fact nobody wants him….

  60. sah0620 says: Apr 7, 2017 12:06 PM

    My favorite part was that the opposing pitcher that gave up the HR was drafted # 666 overall in 2015.

  61. swatteamsherman says: Apr 7, 2017 12:40 PM

    Tebow will be an NFL QB again before Kap will

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