Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
Research | By Clarence Powell

Tim Tebow Hits Homer in First Double A At-Bat With Binghamton

Tim Tebow Hits Homer in First Double A At-Bat With Binghamton

He hit a three-run home run his first time up for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Last season, the former National Football League quarterback homered to the opposite field in his first plate appearance for the Columbia Fireflies.

Tebow plays for the Mets' Double-A affiliate Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

The Sea Dogs opened the season in Binghamton with a game against Tebow's Rumble Ponies. "He's always looking to get better", he said.

The frigid temperatures sent many fans home after Tebow's third at-bat, apparently satisfied they got what they came to see. He's a hard worker.

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Tebow, who was promoted to Double-A despite batting.226 past year, attracted record-setting crowds. He was hampered by a left ankle sprain and had been used exclusively as a designated hitter or pinch hitter because of the injury.

Tebow got the start in left field today, and found himself batting 7th in the lineup.

He mashes a two-run homer to left field.

Tebow delivered the biggest hit of the game. The Mets have said he could be in the big leagues by the end of the season, if all goes well.

Joe Pochkar, a season-ticket holder from nearby Endwell, called Tebow's arrival a win-win for an area along New York's Southern Tier that's been among the slowest regions of the state to recover from the financial crash a decade ago. "It's more than just the ability". Next inning when we ran into each other in the dugout I was like, I told him "That's pretty impressive". The guy knows how to make a good first impression. He's a 30-year-old playing Double-A for the first time.

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