Tebow homers on 1st pitch he sees in Double-A

April 5th, 2018

Tim Tebow started his season with a bang … again.

In his first Double-A at-bat Thursday -- on the very first pitch he saw for Binghamton in the first inning -- the former NFL quarterback-turned-Mets Minor Leaguer launched a three-run homer to give his team a five-run lead. Binghamton ended up beating the Portland Sea Dogs, 6-0.

MILB Video - Title: MiLB Video: Tebow's homer - Url: http://www.milb.com/r/video?content_id=1908497483

It's the second straight year that Tebow has homered in his first at-bat of the season. Last April, he homered in the first at-bat of his Minor League debut with the Class A Columbia Fireflies.

Tebow is starting the 2018 Minor League season at Double-A after spending a good chunk of Spring Training in big league camp, where he went 1-for-18. He started Thursday's game in left field and was batting seventh for the Rumble Ponies.