Skip to main content

Watch: Tim Tebow Hits Home Run On 1st Pitch Of Professional Baseball Career

Tim Tebow celebrating a home run with his teammates.

Twitter/@ESPN

You probably couldn't even script what Tim Tebow just did in his first Instructional League game.

On the first pitch of his first professional at-bat, Tebow homered, off of a left-handed pitcher no less. In the video below, you can see he drove a pretty good shot to left-center.

Afterwards, he celebrated with his teammates, who mobbed him after he crossed home. The home run came off St. Louis Cardinals lefty John Kilichowski, an 11th-round pick in this year's MLB Draft who spent the season in Single-A.

Not a bad debut for the former football star-turned-New York Mets farmhand. There were mixed reviews on what a 29-year-old Tebow could do as a baseball player. But, he is still 6-foot-3 and weighs 255 pounds. There's no doubt he has power, and he showed it here.

This is either the start of a great career on the diamond or it will only go downhill from here for Tebow. Either way, what a moment.

For those rooting for Tebow, it will only bolster their opinion that he has what it takes to defy the odds and reach the big leagues. For the Tebow haters, it is an opportunity to groan and adds another reason to dislike him.