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- Tim Tebow hit a home run with his first swing after being promoted to the Mets AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
- It’s the third time in his brief baseball career that Tebow has impressed with a home run in his first start with a new team.
- While fans still seem somewhat mixed about his potential as a prospect, if he can keep hitting his call-up could be seen as more than a publicity stunt.
Tim Tebow is once again making noise in the minor leagues.
After a spring training stint with the New York Mets, Tebow was assigned to the team’s AA affiliate – the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. And his Rumble Ponies debut was one to remember.
With two runners on as he stepped to the plate for his first at bat in AA baseball, Tebow swung at the first pitch he saw and hit it out of the park.
First pitch for @TimTebow inDouble-A? GONE!
— MLB (@MLB) April 5, 2018
Tebow has something of a knack for hitting home runs in his debuts at the minor league level. In April of 2017, he sent one out of the park in his first official at bat as a professional baseball player when he was still with the Mets’ single-A affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies.
Then, when moved up in June of last year to join the St. Lucie Mets, Tebow again hit a ball over the fence in his first day on the job.
Now at his highest level of minor league play yet, Tebow is once again immediately proving that his assignment comes as more than a simple publicity stunt. While his initial stint with the Mets during spring training was met with mixed reviews – many saw his presence and potential call-up as little more than a publicity stunt – if he can keep swinging for the fences, his Major League dream might become a reality.