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.”
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.