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

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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.

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: Tebow's homer

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.

Tweet from @MLB: First pitch for @TimTebow in Double-A? GONE!(via @Mets) pic.twitter.com/ZrcFPezkCl

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

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