Tim Tebow steps up to the plate, takes first swing in his first AA at-bat — and the crowd goes nuts

Tim Tebow steps up to the plate, takes first swing in his first AA at-bat — and the crowd goes nuts
Tim Tebow hit a home run on the very first pitch of his very first at-bat for the New York Mets' AA club — the Binghamton (New York) Rumble Ponies — on Thursday. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Tim Tebow magic seems to know no bounds.

The former NFL quarterback is known for his on-field heroics — as well as being open about his Christian faith — but how much more ridiculous can it get?

Answer: How about hitting a home run on the very first pitch of his very first at-bat for the New York Mets’ AA club — the Binghamton (New York) Rumble Ponies — on Thursday:

Tebow’s three-run shot over the fence got the crowd going wild — and gave the Rumble Ponies a 5-0 lead in the second inning of the home game, the New York Post reported.

And it appears this sort of thing is becoming the norm for the 30-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner.

Tebow, you might recall, homered in his very first professional at-bat as part of the Mets’ instructional league in September 2016.

He also homered in his first plate appearance in April 2017 with the Single-A Columbia Fireflies, the Post reported. And in his first day batting for High-A St. Lucie last June, Tebow homered in the second game of a doubleheader.

Tebow’s reaction to his latest, magical home run?

“I’m trying to improve every single day, so to get off to a good start definitely gives you confidence,” Tebow said, according to ESPN. “But baseball’s a game where it’s never too high, it’s never too low. It’s just one at-bat, just one pitch. You’ve got to stay focused. Tomorrow will be another day where I have to improve. I’ve got to get back in the cage and work …”

Tim Tebow (Image source: YouTube screenshot)
Tim Tebow (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

A Mets source told the New York Daily News in March that Tebow could hit the majors this September when rosters expand — an accelerated schedule due to his age.

Here’s another look at Thursday’s blast:

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