It's not quite the same thing as throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime to win an National Football League playoff game, but Tim Tebow's heroics were on display Thursday night.
For now Tebow will have to find satisfaction in St. Lucie, Fla., where he's hitting.321 since his June 25 promotion. It was a lot of fun to celebrate with all the guys. He added, "Just seeing more pitches, have better timing, be through the zone longer".
Last night, playing for the Single-A St. Lucie Mets, Tebow came to the plate with the game tied in the bottom of the 7th.
The victory capped a doubleheader sweep for the Mets. He also now has an eight game win streak going.
Tebow has now hit six home runs in full-season pro ball, with all three of his high-A homers going to the opposite field. All three of his home runs have been to left.More news: Gold inches up as dollar retreats
The former Heisman Trophy victor blasted the ball to left field in the bottom of the seventh to give the Mets a 5-4 win.
As I noted, though, the move made financial sense for the Mets. He was a newbie, and you look at where he was when he showed up to instructional league, and the numbers weren't very good at all. It was the first walk-off he had hit since his junior year in high school.
"[The high school homer] was for the district championship", Tebow told the press.
Tebow primarily played special teams for the Jets, throwing only eight passes for the club in 2012.