The 29-year-old, who signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets, hit a homer at the team’s spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. It was the first pitch he saw in his first at-bat. Katie Johnson, a local journalist caught the home rum on video:
Before his Wednesday debut, Tebow had two hits, scored a run and ended a three-inning game with a sliding grab in a Tuesday simulated game, according to the Associated Press.
“I feel like every day I’m getting a little more comfortable,” Tebow told the AP. “It’s great just to see live pitching and get live at-bats. I’m just getting a little bit better every day. That’s the goal.”