Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has closed another chapter in what has become an impressive athletic story.
The Heisman Trophy winner announced on February 17, 2021 that he has decided to retire from professional baseball after a four-season stint with the New York Mets organization.
Tebow reached Triple-A baseball in 2019 and spend a few spring training sessions with the Major League team in Port St. Lucie, Fla., but he fell just short of fulfilling his big league dreams.
Hats off to the former NFL quarterback, who showed off his amazing athletic talent by picking up the baseball bat for the first time since high school following the end of his NFL career.
Already a successful author and non-profit organizer, it will be interesting to see what is next for the Gators legend.
Tim Tebow’s Baseball Retirement Announcement
Tebow made his decision to step away from the Mets public with a series of Tweets on Wednesday evening:
“I want to thank the @Mets, Mr. Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization. I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions… I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100% in on whatever I choose. Thank you again for everyone’s support of this awesome journey in baseball, I’ll always cherish my time as a Met! #LGM“– Tim Tebow via Twitter
Tim Tebow’s Final Baseball Career Stats
Tebow finished his minor league baseball career with a .222 batting average and socked 18 home runs over 1048 professional plate appearances.
Watch Tim Tebow Homer in His First Professional At-Bat
Tebow may have fallen short of his big-league dreams, but he thrilled onlookers with a home run in his first minor league at-bat.
Relive that magic here:
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