It was a fun 5 year run for Tim Tebow the baseball player, but earlier in the week Tebow has called it a career to focus on his broadcasting career. Even though he never made it to “The Show” and the NY Mets, his career in their minor league system has been nothing short of odd or even peculiar.
When Tebow got to Port St. Lucie the Mets instructional league he homered at his first at bat.
— Luis Torres (@ByLuisTorres) September 28, 2016
Fast Forward to when Tebow got to the Low A Mets affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies….same result, first at bat…home run.
Then when Tebow moved up to High A St. Lucie he homered again….in his 2nd at bat.
It didn’t take Tim Tebow long to get his first home run since his promotion to high-A ball. pic.twitter.com/nuE9jNZ0vw
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 29, 2017
Tebow was invited to Major League level spring training the next season with the Mets. Even though he didn’t make the big club, he started the season off at the Mets AA team the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, and you guessed it. First at bat…HR
First pitch and it’s GONE! @TimTebow goes deep in his first Double-AA at bat!
— Binghamton Rumble Ponies (@RumblePoniesBB) April 5, 2018
The next season Tebow jumped up to the AAA level and the Syracuse Mets, but he underwhelmed and even ticket sales slowed. He leaves a 5 year minor league career and at his age and the absence of baseball while he pursued a NFL career makes his achievements impressive.
Even with all the criticism from the press Tebow always remained positive and inspirational.
Tim Tebow’s speech at spring training in 2019 is powerful and is worth listening to again. Such a great message. pic.twitter.com/bEzOYkJ93h
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 18, 2021