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.
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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.”
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.