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Video: Tim Tebow Hits 2-Run Homer In First Minor League At-Bat

Tim Tebow steps up to the plate at his first minor league at bat.

Tim Tebow started out his minor league stint with a two-run shot.

Tim Tebow has a flair for the dramatic. The Heisman Trophy-winning former Florida quarterback made headlines when he announced his plans to take up baseball professionally. Not many thought he had any real future in the sport, but after a solid spring training, Tebow made the Mets single-A affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies.

The Fireflies opened their season against the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday afternoon. Tebow made his debut in the bottom of the second inning, batting seventh for the Fireflies.

So what did Tebow do in his first ever minor league at-bat? Oh, he just hit a two-run dinger to opposite field. No, really.

Here's a better video, from the team.

Even Tebow couldn't believe the hit. The left fielder stopped at second base before completing his trot around the bases for his first minor league home run and RBI.

Not a bad way to start your professional baseball career. Hey, if Tebow keeps this kind of performance up, he might find himself on the Mets roster when the team gears up for a playoff run.

He loves hitting homers in his first at-bats with teams, apparently. He did it back in the fall, too.

Okay, we'll taper our expectations for now.

But still, it's good to see Tebow finding some success on the diamond after all of the doubters thought he wouldn't even make it this far.