Tim Tebow Belts HR on First Pitch as Pro Baseball Player

Michael Morris | September 28, 2016 | 2:12pm EDT
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Tim Tebow celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run on his very first pitch of an instructional league game Wednesday. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

In his first at-bat and first pitch as a professional baseball player on Wednesday, minor league Mets ball player and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow belted a homerun.

According to ESPN, who reported the multi-sport athlete “striding to the plate confidently” to take his “first at-bat of his debut” and “first pitch of his debut” in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tebow drove the ball out of the park in left center field.

Paul Finebaum reacted upon hearing the news: “I am cheering for my good friend and partner. I mean, listen. Tim is committed. That’s typical Tim Tebow. Why should anyone be surprised that he hits a homerun in his first at-bat?”

Typical Tebow, indeed.

The pitch Tebow drove out of the park was a 91 mph fastball thrown by the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-foot-5 left-hander John Kilichoswki, reports ESPN. And upon rounding the bases, “Tebow was greeted at the plate by his New York Mets instructional league teammates, who had poured out of the dugout.”

Just what will happen next in the storied sports career of the Florida native? We’ll all just have to wait and see.

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