Is there anything that Tim Tebow can’t do? The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and current minor league baseball outfielder is also a New York Times bestselling author for his book This is the Day, which was released in September.
The multi-talented athlete also created his own charity conveniently called the Tim Tebow Foundation, which aims to “bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.” These are just a few of the reasons why the devout Christian is beloved by so many.
But his minor league baseball career might be over soon and the New York Mets General Manager believes him to be one step away from an amazing feat.
Tebow lasted as long as he could in what could arguably be one of the hardest jobs in all of sports – being a successful NFL quarterback. He led his Denver Broncos into the playoffs where they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round before getting pummeled by the New England Patriots in the divisional round.
Then he traded in his football cleats for baseball ones.
Tebow is set to begin the upcoming 2019 baseball season on the Class AAA Syracuse Chiefs and New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen thinks he’s only “one step away” from being called up to the majors.
Tebow is set to begin the upcoming 2019 baseball season on the Class AAA Syracuse Chiefs and New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen thinks he’s only “one step away” from being called up to the majors
Van Wagenen told WFAN radio, “If Tim Tebow is the best offensive player in Triple-A at that point, he’s going to be in (manager Mickey Callaway’s) lineup.”
The newly hired General Manager also said back in early November, “That’s a great next step for him. We’re excited to get him back in camp and hopefully after a trip to Syracuse he’ll be able to prove to us and everybody in baseball that he can make an impact in the big leagues.”
Tebow was not immediately welcomed into the league because he brought a lot of attention with him. Stadiums would sell out and ticket prices went up by two and a half times.
And he accomplished this in the face of all the haters and doubters – who criticized and laughed at his expense that he would never be a successful baseball player – that it was all a gimmick to sell tickets.
Tebow hit .273 and slugged six homers and 36 RBI in 84 games in 2018 for Class AA Binghamton before he broke his hamate bone in his right hand. It required surgery and cut his season short in July. The slugger batted .301 in June and was hitting .340 in July before the injury. He also made the All-star team last season.
These numbers shut up all of his critics.
Wagenen also said of Tebow, “Timmy is not a guy you want to put restraints on. If he sees a block, he’s going to work that much harder to go overcome whatever somebody places on him. I believe in him. Given the hamate injury he had last year, his momentum was stopped. The goal is if he can pick that up in spring training and hopefully get off to a good start in Syracuse, then we’ll evaluate (a big leagues spot) when he’s ready.”
If he can stay healthy then Tebow will undoubtedly make it to the majors. Luckily, the broken hamate is not a serious injury.
Tebow will undoubtedly make it to the majors
And it couldn’t have happened to a better more decent person because he’s not just a star athlete; he’s probably the best role model in all of sports given his Christian faith.
It’s amazing that there are still Tim Tebow skeptics out there. What more does he have to do? What else does he need to accomplish? Does he need to win American Idol or something?