Tebow Legend Now Includes Mashed Tater in 1st Pro At-Bat He didn't Tebow on home plate, though By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Sep 28, 2016 2:03 PM CDT 40 comments Comments Tim Tebow reacts after hitting a solo home run in his first at bat during the first inning of his first instructional league baseball game for the New York Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals instructional... (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) (Newser) – The legend of Tim Tebow got another chapter Wednesday when he hit a home run (video here) in his first at-bat as a member of the New York Mets organization, Deadspin reports. Even more impressive, it was on the first pitch the former NFL quarterback saw as a professional baseball player. While it's still not a bad way to start a new career, Yahoo Sports warns we shouldn't be getting ahead of ourselves here. Tebow's home run took place during an instructional league game, which is a major step below even AA ball, to say nothing of the actual major leagues. He's still a "long way away from making any significant contributions in the majors."