Tim Tebow — God’s gift to football in the minds of some — may have a devil of a time breaking into a new sport. But baseball it is.

Columbia Fireflies graphic announcing Tim Tebow coming to team. Image via Twitter
As The State reports from South Carolina: “The former Heisman trophy winner will begin his minor league career with the Columbia Fireflies, the Class A affiliate of the New York Mets.”

Fireflies president John Katz said: “Tim Tebow will bring major excitement and national attention to the Fireflies and city of Columbia. Baseball fans, sports fans and Tim Tebow fans will likely come from around the southeast to see him play.”

Tebow, 29, will don jersey No. 15 — the same number he wore as a Florida quarterback and in the NFL.

The State added: “Tebow signed with the Mets on Sept. 8 and participated in three Florida Instructional League games, hitting a home run in his first at-bat. The 29-year-old finished 4-for-14 (.286) at the plate in those three games with two walks. Later in the fall, he played in 19 contests in the Arizona Fall League.”

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