Tim Tebow hit a home run off the first pitch in his first at-bat as a member of the New York Mets' instructional league.
Tim Tebow hit an opposite-field home run in his first at bat as a professional baseball player in the New York Mets instructional league on Wednesday.
The Mets signed Tebow after he worked out for 28 of the 30 MLB teams during a showcase on Aug. 30. He last played organized baseball in his junior year in high school. He has repeatedly said that he had offers to play in the NFL at other positions besides quarterback, but he refused.
Tebow displayed some of his power in a recent batting practice session, when he reportedly hit a ball 430 feet.
Tebow's home run on Wednesday came off of Cardinals left-handed pitching prospect John Kilichowski, who pitched at Single A Peoria and finished the year with a 1–3 record and 3.74 ERA in six games after being drafted in the 11th round of the 2016 MLB draft.
Watch Tebow's home run below:
Tebow is the oldest instructional league player at 29. He remains on staff with ESPN as a college football analyst.