Tim Tebow is one of the most beloved athletes in America and he’s not even in professional sports anymore. Only sort of, he plays in the “under” league to the major leagues in baseball.
He used to play in the NFL but not anymore – now, the superstar plays baseball and he defied odds that he would be any good at all. It’s shocking to see how he jumped ship to another sport at such a professional level even though he’s just a tick below the majors.
But Tim Tebow just got some devastating news about his minor league season.
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; even his Triple-A Syracuse teammates.
But recently he went through a harrowing tragedy.
Tim Tebow’s fiancé, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, lost her 13-year-old sister recently.
Nel-Peters’ sister, Franje, who brought the couple together through Tebow’s “Night to Shine,” which celebrates people with special needs, died suddenly on May 5th after battling an extremely rare lifelong condition called cerebellar agenesis, which is a condition where Franje was born without a cerebellum. It significantly affected her ability to walk and speak; the part of the brain which regulates motor movements.
And now Tebow got more bad news because an injury to his finger just ended his season.
New York Mets beat writer Tim Healey for Newsday tweeted, “Breaking: Tim Tebow’s season is over, sources said. He suffered a deep cut on his left pinky last month, and it won’t heal in time for him to play again this year. The Mets expect Tebow, who turns 32 next week, back in 2020 for his fourth season of pro baseball.”
Breaking: Tim Tebow’s season is over, sources said.
He suffered a deep cut on his left pinky last month, and it won’t heal in time for him to play again this year.
The Mets expect Tebow, who turns 32 next week, back in 2020 for his fourth season of pro baseball.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 10, 2019
Tebow’s struggles were well-publicized this season. After a performance which saw him earn an All-Star Game appearance for Double-A Binghamton in 2018, Tebow fell flat at Triple-A. The former quarterback turned baseball player hit only .163, with four home runs and 98 strikeouts over the course of 77 games.
While the Mets expect Tebow to return, he is getting up there in age. But do we expect Tebow to quit? There’s no way that’s happening. Tebow is probably the most resilient athlete in American history.
Any athlete who couldn’t make it in one major sport wouldn’t even consider hopping ship to another. Not Tim Tebow though. He’s the very definition of persistence.
It’s a shame his season ended like this but there’s no question he’ll be back next season because it’s not in his DNA to do anything else but give 110% in everything he does.