Tim Tebow hits home run in first at-bat in instructional league

Tim Tebow made his debut in a game against live pitching and, wouldn’t you know it, he hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in his first at-bat.

The New York Mets’ outfielder homered to left-center against the St. Louis Cardinals in an instructional league game in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Tebow, the SEC Network analyst who is trying for a baseball career after his NFL career fizzled, was looking strong in the lead-up to a real game. He had two hits and scored a run in a three-inning simulated game Tuesday.

“I feel like every day I’m getting a little more comfortable,” the Heisman Trophy winner, who signed a $100,000 contract with the Mets, said Tuesday (via ESPN). “It’s great just to see live pitching and get live at-bats. I’m just getting a little bit better every day. That’s the goal.”

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And it came as no real surprise that the man who brought Tebowing to the NFL would homer on his first pitch, creating a bit of a frenzy.