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Tim Tebow Reports to Mets Spring Training, Hits 9 Home Runs in Batting Practice

Monday was Tim Tebow Day at the New York Mets Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL QB, was sporting his familiar Number 15 at camp as he attempts to achieve his dream of playing professional baseball.

As is the case everywhere he goes, the media and attention surrounding him was enormous but when he sat down to address the media, Tebow took advantage of the platform to share his faith and his purpose.

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Once he got his chance in the batters box, Tebow did not disappoint, hitting 9 home runs in batting practice.

And of course, Tebow jerseys were available for purchase at the First Data Field, spring training home of the Mets.

Time will tell if Tim Tebow’s dream of becoming a professional baseball player will come true. But Tebow, speaking at a news conference says he is not taking this opportunity lightly and is going to enjoy the process.

Tebow worked out at times over the winter with National League MVP runner-up and Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy in Jacksonville. Murphy, a former Mets player himself, said Tebow’s power is not a fluke.

“I think that the power is real. What he needs is at-bats,” Murphy told reporters. “He needs 500, 600 plate appearances to try to make adjustments on the fly. It’s always interesting to see what happens when — he’s done all this work, and he’s improved greatly — you go from someone trying to hit your barrel to someone trying to not hit your barrel. He just needs that experience to pull from, which only a full season can give you.”