Tim Tebow has done it again.
The former Heisman Trophy winner — who won two national football championships at Florida and is now trying to make it as a professional baseball player — hit a home run in his first minor league at-bat.
“It was just one day. One opportunity – the first of a lot of games,” said Tebow, whose two-run homer in the second inning helped the Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies, a Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets, claim a 14-7 victory over the Augusta (Ga.) GreenJackets on Thursday.
His magic at the plate didn’t last. Tebow grounded out on his next plate appearance, then struck out three times to finish with one hit in five at-bats.
Tebow also homered on the very first pitch he saw in his very first instructional league game last fall but has been through plenty of ups and downs during his foray into baseball.
“It’s never as good as it seems. It’s never as bad as it seems, right?” he said. “You can go from a first at-bat home run to striking out. Don’t get caught up in the little things, the things people are saying when I leave here, and social media, or whatever y’all write — no offense, but I won’t read it!”
Here’s another look at that first at-bat with the Fireflies.