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Sport David Wright: Tim Tebow Is the Most Famous Baseball Player Right Now

19:02  13 march  2018
19:02  13 march  2018 Source:   si.com

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There was, however, one minor league player : Tim Tebow . Tebow is not only easily the most recognizable face in Mets camp this spring, if you ask captain David Wright , he’s the most famous baseball player in the world right now .

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It’s no secret that baseball has a star problem. In an ESPN poll of almost 18,000 American sports fans conducted in 2016, there were no active major league players among the top 50 favorite athletes. There was, however, one minor league player: Tim Tebow.

Tebow is not only easily the most recognizable face in Mets camp this spring, if you ask captain David Wright, he’s the most famous baseball player in the world right now.

“In my opinion, not just because of what he does in a baseball uniform,” Wright told NorthJersey.com, “but I think he’s the most famous person to wear a professional baseball uniform now.”

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David Wright thinks Tim Tebow is No. 1. Now , according to NorthJersey.com, he may just be the most -popular baseball player on the planet at the moment: “In my opinion, not just because of what he does in a baseball uniform,” Mets captain David Wright said, “but I think he’s the most famous

New York Mets third baseman David Wright thinks highly of Tim Tebow . "In my opinion, not just because of what he does in a baseball uniform," Wright told Matt Ehalt of North Jersey.com, "but I think he's the most famous person to wear a professional baseball uniform now ."

The thing is, he’s probably not wrong. Baseball obviously isn’t Tebow’s primary claim to fame— he only has 126 games of Class A ball under his belt—but he also appears as a football analyst on SEC Network and had a regular gig on Good Morning America. You can’t say the same about Bryce Harper, Mike Trout or Kris Bryant. If you go by Google Trends data, only Aaron Judge consistently draws more search interest than Tebow.

But Tebow seems to try his best to be like any minor leaguer. NorthJersey.com’s Matt Ehalt has a story about what it’s like to be Tebow’s teammate in the low minors. Sure, they like to pick his brain about football but he doesn’t expect any celebrity treatment.

“I didn’t think he had that rock star mentality. He rode the bus like the rest of us,” St. Lucie teammate Peter Alonso told Ehalt. “He wasn’t chartering planes across the state or anything. Being Tim Tebow, he’s probably the most famous minor league baseball player but he was like a normal teammate.”

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But the most famous person in all of baseball might be someone you associate most with football. At least that’s the opinion of David Wright , who’s watched former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow dominate headlines during New York Mets spring training.

In your opinion, who is the most famous current baseball player in America right now ? As in, household name. Tim Tebow . Odubel Herrera [Say it with me: baseball is a regional sport.] Andrew McCutchen.

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