Sport Tim Tebow doubles in Eastern League All-Star Game, which ends in unusual manner

06:50  12 july  2018
06:50  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Tim Tebow selected to Double-A All-Star game

  Tim Tebow selected to Double-A All-Star game In his first 67 games with the Mets' Double-A affiliate team, Tebow is hitting .261 with five home runs and 30 RBIs. He has had a strong month of June, batting .318 with a home run and 11 RBIs. Tebow, a former NFL quarterback, has been making a run at making into into the major leagues. At the beginning of the season Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he thought Tebow had a strong shot at making it. pic.twitter.com/3VyJnJ8XzT“This experiment is not going to last forever, but he’s made meaningful progress,” Alderson said in February, via Newsday.

It’s not exactly like the Heisman Trophy, but Tim Tebow has another honor to put on the mantel. According to Ethan Sears of the New York Post, the former NFL quarterback was named to the Eastern League All - Star Game , the top accomplishment of his baseball career so far.

Video by USA Today Sports. As baseball fans stuff online ballots to see their favorite players in the 2018 MLB All - Star Game , fans are also showing their support for New York Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow .

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Tim Tebow went 1 for 4 in the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday night.

He was not, however, part of the Double-A minor league's novel approaching to breaking a tie.

The EL went to "special home run derby" after the Eastern and Western divisions were deadlocked 4-4 after nine innings. The rules, courtesy of the host Trenton (N.J.) Thunder:

Altoona's Will Craig, representing the West, defeated Reading's Zach Green, representing the East, 305-275.

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Tebow would have put up five points with this opposite-field double.

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Tebow, 30, has been a credible hitting threat this season while playing for the Binghamton (N.Y.) Rumble Ponies in a pitcher-friendly league; the Mets minor leaguer has a .270/.337/.390 slash line and five home runs in 76 games.

Tim Tebow has broken bone in hand, likely out for season .
Tebow, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday after suffering a right hand injury Thursday, was diagnosed with a broken hamate bone.The Mets minor league outfielder is scheduled to have surgery on his right hand after being diagnosed with a broken hamate bone, ESPN first reported Monday, citing league sources.

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