Tim Tebow Hits Game-Winning Homer, Gets Mobbed by Teammates

Gladys Abbott
July 17, 2017

The walk-off homer, a first for his professional baseball career and the first since his junior year of prep baseball in high school, gave his team a 5-4 win over the Daytona Tortugas, noted Major League Baseball.

Tebow has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games for the Mets High-A ball minor league affiliate at Port St. Lucie. The former Heisman-winning quarterback hit a walk-off home run in Thursday's game against Daytona.

In 64 games as a Firefly, Tebow hit just.220 and whiffed 69 times, but did manage to put up a.311 OBP, which is fairly impressive given his low average.

"It was a lot of fun to celebrate with all the guys".

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Although he's been back in baseball for almost a year now, the former Nease High School star admitted it's been a while since he's belted a walk-off shot. He's collected 16 hits in 49 at bats and has a.421 on-base percentage as well. "I think it's great for him to believe in his dream and try to follow it, try to get to the big leagues". Tebow will turn 30 in a month, and he hadn't played baseball since he was a teenager. See it, let it get deep.

The New York Mets sit in fourth place in the National League East and are nine games out of a wild-card slot, so the likelihood of them needing postseason reinforcements is slim as of now. "When you stay behind it, it goes the other way", he said. Alfredo Rodriguez had a pair of doubles and an RBI during the first two frames, while Luis Gonzalez belted a two-run shot to left.

Fans in Denver are used to seeing Tim Tebow's late game heroics.

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