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Watch: Tim Tebow homers in first minor league at-bat

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How could it have started but with a bang?

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Tim Tebow made his formal minor league debut as a New York Mets farmhand on Thursday, suiting up for the Columbia Fireflies of the low-A South Atlantic League.

And lo, did the Timbino homer.

Stunningly, the former Florida quarterback’s minor feat was greeted with equal parts amazement, appreciation, and derision.

Tebow finished the day 1-for-5 from the plate, with three strikeouts. Still, that means his low-A batting average of .200 begins far higher than his spring training average — .148, the product of a 4-for-27 performance with the Mets in which Tebow never recorded more than a single — ended.

Tebow also batted just .194 in his time with the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League last fall.

Tebow is now two home runs shy of Michael Jordan’s minor league total, and 32,292 points behind Jordan’s NBA total.