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Tebow Homers On First Pitch As Baseball Pro

The former professional quarterback hadn’t played a baseball game since high school.

Tim Tebow has been resurrected again. The controversial quarterback sports announcer baseball player has no shortage of doubters and critics. But they were silenced - at least momentarily - after the 29-year-old hit a home run during the first pitch ever thrown his way in a professional baseball game.


The New York Mets prospect was taking part in his first game in a major league instructional league and rocketed the sweet sounding shot off a pitcher from the St. Louis Cardinals farm team.

As USA Today points out, Tebow is probably the oldest player, maybe by a long shot, in the league. And he hasn’t played organized baseball since high-school. But that didn’t stop the Mets from giving the 255-pounder a $100,000 contract.

Tebow still has a long way to go before he suits up in the majors. But after putting some awesome power on display, the possibility of him making it to the Bigs, even in a limited designated hitter capacity, just took one step closer to becoming a reality. And for the Tebow haters, that’s your cross to bear.

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