On Saturday night, Tim Tebow continued to prove that he is far from a publicity stunt. After a slow start along his MLB career path, he hit his 5th home run of the season with the St. Lucie Mets.
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow smacked a three-run opposite-field bomb in Saturday’s game against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. That makes five runs with the St. Lucie Mets since joining the team in late June.
Tebow continues to shock the baseball world on a daily basis. Saturday night, he extended St. Lucie’s lead over Charlotte to 10-3 with a monstrous opposite-field home run.
Here it is. Tim Tebow smacks his 5th HR since joining the St. Lucie Mets! pic.twitter.com/JkTJCOjUiG
— Bryan Levine (@Bryan_Levine) July 30, 2017
The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback received a ton of criticism after hitting just .220 over 64 games with the Columbia Fireflies.
To the dismay of many, Tebow has been far more successful with St. Lucie than with his former team in South Carolina.
Tebow is hitting .298 with five jacks and 20 RBI over 30 games.
There’s only a small chance that the MLB will see Tebow don a New York Mets uniform this season.
However, don’t be surprised if he gets called up to play Double-A ball for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, or even Triple-A ball for the Las Vegas 51s.
As he continues to display his unmistakable athleticism in now his second professional sport, MLB fans and NFL fans alike will be watching closer as he transcends each milestone along the way.
The St. Lucie Mets will play the Charlotte Stone Crabs again Sunday afternoon, tip-off is at 12:30 PM.