Tim Tebow, the former NFL quarterback turned New York Mets prospect, played in his first minor league game Thursday by hitting a two-run homer in his first at bat, 100% Fed Up reports.
Tebow plays for the Columbia Fireflies, a Single-A team, as a left fielder and was batting sixth in his debut night.
Facing Augusta GreenJackets’ left-hander Domenic Mazza, he drilled a 2-1 pitch off the left-center field, which he initially thought was a ground-rule double because the ball ricocheted back onto the field, ESPN reports.
The former Denver Broncos quarterback was signed by the Mets to a minor league contract last summer. Tebow suited up in nine spring training games for the Mets, and finished with four hits in 27 at bats. The Mets assigned him to the Fireflies at the end of spring training.
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner wanted to give baseball a try after a brief stint in the NFL.