Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Tim Tebow hits 2 home runs for Mets AA affiliate this weekend

On the first pitch of the 2018 season, Tim Tebow hit a home run and burst onto the AA minor league baseball scene in 2018. That was the last home run that the former Heisman Trophy winner would hit until this weekend, when Tebow broke out of his home run funk and went yard twice for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in their series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Tebow, 30,  has played in 23 games this season for Binghamton, hitting .241 with 3 HR and 12 RBI. While his strikeouts are high (38 in 79 at-bats), his on base percentage is .318.

Despite many doubters, who say Tebow will never make it to the big leagues, Mets GM Sandy Alderson back  in February said he thinks Tebow will be playing at baseball’s highest level someday.

“This experiment is not going to last forever, but he’s made meaningful progress,” Alderson said. “Somebody asked me whether I think he’ll be a major-league player at some point. I think he will play in the major leagues. That’s my guess.”

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