Tebow goes yard in first professional at-bat


Tim Tebow hits a solo home run in his first at bat during the first inning of  his first instructional league baseball game for the New York Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals instructional club Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Tim Tebow hits a solo home run in his first at bat during the first inning of his first instructional league baseball game for the New York Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals instructional club Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)


By Hank Kurz Jr.
Tim Tebow hits a solo home run in his first at bat during the first inning of his first instructional league baseball game for the New York Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals instructional club Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Tim Tebow knows how to make a splash in baseball, too.

The former Heisman Trophy winner, now trying his hand as a professional baseball player with the New York Mets in the Florida instructional league, homered to left-centerfield on the first pitch he saw in his professional debut Wednesday. The pitch was a high fastball from St. Louis Cardinals left-hander John Kilishowski.
Tebow sprinted to first base after making contact. He was greeted by most of his teammates after circling the bases.

The left-handed hitting Tebow, 29, was batting second and playing left field for the Mets. He grounded out in his second at-bat.

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