See the Wild Reaction When Tim Tebow Hit a Home Run in First Minor League At-Bat

Tim Tebow’s first time at-bat for the Columbia Fireflies was a big hit on Thursday in Columbia, S.C., in a Minor League Baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets.

The former New York Jets quarterback scored a home run to a standing ovation — and the stroke of good luck appeared to take him by surprise, as the athlete stopped at second base before an empire gestured that it was indeed a home run. “He did a giddy-hop and pumped his arms, before completing the trip around the bases,” USA Today observed.

tim tebow fireflies home run baseball milb adidas Columbia Fireflies’ Tim Tebow scored a home run wearing Adidas cleats in his first at-bat against the Augusta GreenJackets during a Minor League Baseball game in Columbia, S.C. REX Shutterstock.

The Adidassponsored athlete had on the sportswear brand’s PowerAlley 4 metal cleats, featuring a nubuck upper with diamond perforations.

The sneakers incorporate a molded ankle pillow that enhances support when changing direction, an Ironskin toe overlay adds abrasion resistance, and a Litestrike EVA midsole that provides lightweight cushioning. They’re available for $74.95 on Jet.com.

tim tebow fireflies home run baseball milb adidas Columbia Fireflies’ Tim Tebow scored a home run wearing Adidas cleats in his first at-bat against the Augusta GreenJackets during a Minor League Baseball game in Columbia, S.C. REX Shutterstock.

Tebow’s Fireflies triumphed 14-7 against the GreenJackets.

“It felt good,” Tebow said in an interview with The State. “You definitely try to visualize your first at-bat. I’m just thankful I got the opportunity and made the most of that first at-bat.”

tim tebow fireflies home run baseball milb adidas Columbia Fireflies’ Tim Tebow scored a home run wearing Adidas cleats in his first at-bat against the Augusta GreenJackets during a Minor League Baseball game in Columbia, S.C. REX Shutterstock.

Last September, it was announced that Tebow inked a deal to play Minor League Baseball for the Mets organization.

Previously, he played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets.

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