A lot of people weren’t too pleased with Tim Tebow when he made the jump from NFL quarterback to professional baseball player.
Some guys work all their life to become a professional baseball player and have worked their way through the ranks to someday get a shot to play on a MLB team, but Tebow got an easier path to becoming a professional baseball player as he received contract offers before even playing a game of professional baseball.
On Saturday, Tebow’s Columbia Fireflies went head-to-head with the Charleston RiverDogs. With the Fireflies trailing 3-0 in the top of the 9th inning with a runner on first, Tebow stepped into the batter’s box looking to get his team on the board or at least advance the runner. Instead of launching the ball deep into the stands, he launched his bat instead.
We’ve seen players lose control of the bat before, but this might be the furthest anyone has ever launched a bat on a swing and a miss. He ended up grabbing a new bat from the dugout shortly after, but it didn’t matter as he struck out swinging.
Through 59 games, Tebow has three home runs and 21 RBI while batting .228 with a .324 OBP.