Tim Tebow began his professional baseball career with a home run. He ended a game Monday night with a walk-off RBI.
The former Heisman Trophy-winner hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to put the Scottsdale Scorpions ahead 4-3. Tebow went 1-for-4 with a walk on the night in the victory over the Mesa Solar Sox before a home crowd of 1,012.
Though Tebow cracked big hits in his first and most recent at-bats, he struggled in between. He owns a .146 batting average in the Arizona Fall League, which represents a step-up in competition from the instructional league team he played for in the Mets organization. His game-winning hit knocked in his second RBI of the season.
Though the 29-year-old rookie shows issues at the plate, on the gridiron fans still pine for his return. This weekend, as Rams QB Case Keenum struggled, fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum chanted Tebow’s name.