Legend of Tebow grows with homer in 1st professional at-bat

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The legend of Tim Tebow continues to grow after he hit a homerun on the very first pitch he saw as a minor league baseball player Wednesday. The game was Tebow’s debut as part of the New York Mets’ instructional league team, but he ultimately finished 1-for-6.

Tebow hit a high fastball in the bottom of the first inning over the left field fence off Cardinals prospect John Kilichowski, a left-hander who pitched for Vanderbilt University and two minor league affiliates for the Cardinals this year.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner also grounded into a double play, grounded out to short and flew out to center and left field. He hit a slow roller to third base in his fifth at-bat in the fifth inning, nearly beating out the throw.

Of course, Twitter had a lot to say about Tebow’s homerun: