The Tim Tebow baseball magic is apparently very real and it’s only picking up steam. On Thursday night for the St. Lucie Mets, Tebow took his game to another level as the former NFL quarterback hit a walk-off home run that basically sent everyone, including his teammates into a frenzy. The home run was caught on tape by St. Lucie Mets official scorer Bill Whitehead.
Not only did Tebow get ahold of a game-winning homer, but he’s also been on a complete tear as of late. As ESPN Stats & Info pointed out, he has now gotten a hit in 11 straight games including Thursday’s walk-off.
Tebow was promoted to High-A St. Lucie in late June, and apparently, things have gone just fine for him since getting there. According to his player profile on the team’s official website, he’s batting .327 with 16 hits in 49 at-bats, has 10 RBIs, three home runs and two doubles. And for good measure, he’s only struck out nine times in the 16 games he’s played.
These numbers are a pretty solid improvement across the board from his time with the Columbia Fireflies. In his 64 games played with the Fireflies, Tebow had 214 at-bats but got just 47 hits (.220 average), with 23 RBIs, 14 doubles, three home runs, a triple and he struck out 69 times.