Tim Tebow’s first at bat in professional baseball started off with a bang as he hit a home run on the first pitch he saw on Wednesday.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion hit his first home run in an instructional league game against St. Louis Cardinals farmhands.
Tebow had previously played in intrasquad games against his Mets teammates but his first game against a different club came on Wednesday.
The home run was slammed just over the wall in left dead center on a 91 mph fastball from 6-foot-5 left-hander John Kilichowski, who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th round out of Vanderbilt University.
After rounding the bases his teammates came out on the field to surround and greet Tebow in a massive celebration.
. BOOM! @TimTebow hits a homer during instructional league game! pic.twitter.com/8h9JCzr7Br
— Katie Johnson (@Katie_Johnson_) September 28, 2016