Watch Tim Tebow Crush a Home Run on His First Official Swing as a Pro Baseball Player

Tim Tebow crushed a home run on the first pitch he saw during his first instructional league game.

Hear that sound? That's the Tim Tebow baseball hype train kicking it into overdrive.

Today, the NFL quarterback turned minor league baseball player is playing in his first instructional game for the New York Mets organization. On the very first pitch he saw, Tebow crushed an opposite field home run:

The dinger came against a team of minor leaguers in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. According to Yahoo! Sports, the 29-year-old Tebow is likely one of the oldest—if not the oldest—players in the instructional league.

Listed by the Mets at 6-foot-3, 255 pounds, Tebow showed plenty of power during his MLB open tryout. The 2007 Heisman trophy winner certainly has a long way to go before we see him in the big leagues, but he had one heck of a start.

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