If you were surprised to hear Tim Tebow hit a home run in a minor league game, then you share something in common with Tim Tebow.
The former Heisman Trophy winner started his first game for the Columbia Fireflies, the New York Mets’ Single-A affiliate, Thursday against the Augusta GreenJackets, with his first at-bat coming in the second inning. But when Tebow launched a two-run homer over the left-center field wall, even he hadn’t realized what happened, as he stopped at second base for a moment before resuming his trip around the bases.
The magic ended there, though, as that was Tebow’s only hit of the night. The left fielder ended up going 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
But it worked out for the Fireflies, as they came out of the slugfest with a 14-7 win over the GreenJackets.
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