Tebow Watch: Slump ends with home run, RBI double

Andrew Cummings
May 23, 2017

Heisman Trophy victor and former National Football League player Tim Tebow will be in Lexington from Thursday to Sunday as part of the Columbia Fireflies Class A baseball team facing the Lexington Legends.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy victor was in an 0-for-17 slump heading into the weekend.


Tim Tebow had been struggling mightily in recent weeks and was riding an 0-for-17 slump going into Sunday's slate of games.

This will be his first trip to Lexington as a professional baseball player.


At this rate, Tim Tebow will have more home runs than career touchdown passes by season's end. While he may not be destined for Cooperstown, Tebow does share something in common with one of the greatest athletes in American history. Jordan played one season for the Class AA Birmingham Barons in 1994.

Tebow added a second hit on Sunday, finishing 2-for-4 with a homerun, two RBI and a run scored. He hit.202, then made a decision to go back to basketball. This baseball experiment might not go anywhere for Tebow, but it's at least fun to watch.


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