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Tim Tebow Magic Continues With A Walk-Off Homerun

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Tim Tebow warming up in No. 15 Mets uniform. (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

By Zoe Papadakis   |   Friday, 14 Jul 2017 09:51 AM

Tim Tebow’s magic has continued after joining the High-A St. Lucie Mets farm club, this time with the former NFL quarterback hitting a walk-off homerun on Thursday.

The walk-off homer, a first for his professional baseball career and the first since his junior year of prep baseball in high school, gave his team a 5-4 win over the Daytona Tortugas, noted Major League Baseball.

The homer also was icing on his cake after news of his promotion to St. Lucie from the Columbia Fireflies last month was greeted with scepticism from sports fans.

Tebow, however, has slid into his role with the Class A Advanced team with ease.

Thursday’s game, Tebow’s 16th with St. Lucie, had the 29-year-old left hander starting as designated pitcher.

“He slugged a first-pitch fastball from Reds farmhand Austin Orewiler down the left-field line with one out ...,” said a MLB post-game summary. “The high shot cleared the fence about 20 feet inside the foul pole, thrilling the 2,667 fans — plenty of them wearing the famous No. 15 of the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. His teammates raced to home plate from the dugout and the bullpen, as he reached crossed home with the winning run.”

The homerun extended Tebow’s hitting streak to 11 games. With three homers and 10 RBIs with St. Lucie, he is now batting .327.

Tebow played quarterback with the University of Florida Gators as part of the 2006 and 2008 National Championship teams. He won the 2007 Heisman Trophy and, from 2010 to 2012, he played for the Broncos and Jets in the NFL.

In 2013 Tebow went nowhere with the New England Patriots and, in 2015, played for the Philadelphia Eagles in pre-season.

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