about football baseball faith
In August of 2016, Tim Tebow, the former Heisman-winning quarterback, announced that he was interested in a career in baseball. Many thought that was he was doing was dumb and desperate, but Tebow didn't give up. He went to training camp with the New York Mets organization. His did not look very smooth, but it was very powerful, thanks in part to his NFL offseason time that he spent in the gym. He had many fans and supporters, but critics still didn't believe he could do it.
On September 8, 2016, Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and participated in the Mets' instructional league, even when no one believed that he could. In his first game with the team, on September 28, 2016, Tebow hit a home run on the first pitch of his first at-bat. The Mets organization issued him to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League, where he batted with a average of .194 in 70 plate appearances, with 20 strikeouts in 62 at-bats. Tebow began the 2017 season with the Columbia Fireflies of the Class A South Atlantic League. On April 6, 2017, Tebow hit a home run in his first at-bat for the Fireflies (and first ever minor league at-bat), playing against the Augusta GreenJackets. It seems as though his dream to be a professional athlete has yet to fail!