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Tim Tebow Receives First Pro Baseball Contract Offer

Tim Tebow only had to wait a few hours to receive his first professional baseball contract offer. The former Heisman Trophy winner is reportedly pursuing a career in baseball, and now he has at least one team interested in his services.

The Schaumberg Boomers of the independent Frontier League officially offered Tebow a contract in a press release earlier today.

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Tebow, who turns 29 on Sunday, hit over .400 and earned all-state honors as a high school junior in Florida. That was over 10 years ago, but he's apparently been training all summer in an effort to impress Major League teams.

“We’re looking for an athletic outfielder who can bring some leadership and competitiveness into the clubhouse,” said Schaumburg Boomers Manager Jamie Bennett, “Tebow brings all of those characteristics and then some. I think he’d be a great fit here in Schaumburg.”

Many are skeptical, but at least one former MLB star believes in Tebow. Gary Sheffield is adamant that he could make the big leagues.

In his team's press release, Boomers GM Pete Laven outlined why his organization would help Tebow attain his major league dream.

“I understand that Tim’s ultimate goal is to make it to the major leagues, just like every other guy on our team,” stated Boomers General Manager Pete Laven, “With our proximity to Chicago and the fact that major league scouts come through our park on a regular basis, I think this is the perfect situation for Tim to showcase his skills in a game situation.”

Expect more independent league teams to publicly offer Tim Tebow a contract. His name alone will draw fans to the ballpark and bring in revenue.

However, if an MLB franchise wants to sign him, that will be an offer he likely can't refuse.

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