Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first professional at-bat

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New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow’s baseball career has barely even begun and he’s already a legend. The former quarterback turned outfielder hit a home run on the first pitch he saw as a professional baseball player.

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Yep, you can’t write a better script than that. The blast came during Tebow’s first game in the instructional league. Prior to Wednesday, Tebow had taken part in intrasquad games against his Mets’ teammates, but this was the first time he faced another club.

Tim Tebow's career as a baseball player is going pretty well. (Getty Images/Rob Foldy)
Tim Tebow's career as a baseball player is going pretty well. (Getty Images/Rob Foldy)

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Now, critics might be quick to point out that this is the instructional league. It’s one thing to hit a home run off a pitcher during instructs, and something else entirely to replicate that result in the majors. Heck, the jump from instructs to Double-A is probably exceptionally steep.

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With that said, it’s tough to really criticize, right? Sure, Tebow still remains raw as a player, and is a long way away from making any significant contributions in the majors. But this was the best possible way he could have started his professional baseball career.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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