Tim Tebow to start baseball career with Columbia Fireflies

Ed Jenson
March 20, 2017 - 5:36 pm

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will start his professional baseball career in South Carolina...

The New York Mets announced Monday that Tebow will open the season with the Columbia Fireflies of the South Atlantic League..Tebow signed with the Mets on September 8th..

“Tim Tebow will bring major excitement and national attention to the Fireflies and city of Columbia,” said Fireflies President John Katz. “Baseball fans, sports fans and Tim Tebow fans will likely come from around the southeast to see him play. We expect this to add to the energy at Spirit Communications Park and around downtown Columbia, especially during our opening weekend (April 6-9).

“Tebow’s story is so compelling – from the BCS National Championships and the NFL playoffs to reinventing himself as a professional baseball player. His humility, faith and unwavering commitment to better himself will bring a new dynamic to our clubhouse. Having a player that has achieved his level of success on two big stages will ultimately pay huge dividends for our players as they pursue their dreams of playing for the New York Mets.” 

Columbia will make two trips to Greenville. They'll play at Fluor field June 13, 14 and 15...Then make a return trip in August.

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