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Tim Tebow homered on the first pitch of his first at-bat of the season, but this wasn't the first time

Tim Tebow made his Double-A debut on Thursday, and it didn't take long for him to smack the ball over the fence -- something he's rather accustomed to. 
During the Binghamton Rumble Ponies' Opening Day matchup against the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday, Tebow took the first pitch of his Double-A career over the right-center field fence at NYSEG Stadium. The homer put the team up five runs in the bottom of the first:

Not a bad way to get the season started. But this wasn't his first rodeo. That's right, he's done this before.
Just last season when he was with Class A Columbia, he went yard in his first at-bat:

The former Heisman Trophy winner was a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training this year and split time between Class A and Class A Advanced last season where he compiled a .226 batting average with eight home runs.

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