Watch Tim Tebow Collect First Spring Training Hit, Make Diving Catch

by NESN Staff

March 13, 2017

He finally did it, folks.

No, Tim Tebow didn’t make the New York Mets’ official roster yet — he still has a long way to go in that regard. But the NFL quarterback-turned-outfielder reached a milestone of sorts Monday afternoon in the Mets’ spring training game against the Miami Marlins.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Tebow slapped a single to the left side off Marlins pitcher Kyle Lobstein for his first base hit of spring training.

The former Heisman Trophy winner had been 0-for-8 before that at-bat, striking out twice in his Grapefruit League debut against the Boston Red Sox. The Mets crowd loved Tebow’s first base-knock, though, giving him a rousing round of applause as he rounded first base.

Alas, Tebow’s journey on the base paths was short-lived, as Mets third baseman Phillip Evans grounded into a double play one batter later.

But don’t worry. Tebow gave New York fans another reason to celebrate, robbing Marlins batter Justin Bour with a solid diving catch in the second inning.

Enjoy Tebow-mania while it lasts, everyone.

Thumbnail photo via Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Images

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