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Tim Tebow beginning to turn some heads on the diamond

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Perhaps Tim Tebow just prefers to play professional baseball in his home state. Who would have thought three weeks ago the former Heisman Trophy winner would join the St. Lucie Mets in the Florida State League and play like a legitimate prospect? On Thursday, Tebow hit a walk-off homer against the Daytona Tortugas in Port St. Lucie, the first game-ender since his high school days at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach.

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Tim Tebow makes splash in Florida debut, but it will get much tougher

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Tim Tebow made quite a splash during his first night in Florida as a professional baseball player. Following his promotion from the Columbia Fireflies to the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback went 3-for-5 in a double header Wednesday night against the Palm Beach Cardinals. One of those hits was a home run off Junior Fernandez, whose fastball was in the mid-90’s range. The 2,315 who attended got what they could only hope…

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Tim Tebow and Michael Jordan, Pied Pipers for baseball

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Believe it or not, Tim Tebow and Michael Jordan have a few things in common. Most know that both made huge names for themselves while playing before capacity crowds during their college days. Like Jordan, Tebow was part of a college championship as a freshman. Jordan and North Carolina won the 1982 NCAA Basketball Tournament, with Jordan providing the winning points. A generation later, the Florida Gators were the 2006 BCS national champions, with Tebow accounting for two touchdowns. Jordan…

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Tim Tebow’s week includes 4 hits, wrong side of no-hitter

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Tim Tebow scored on a walk-off walk and watched his Columbia Fireflies get no-hit a few days later. After his first month in pro baseball, the New York Mets prospect and former Heisman Trophy winner seems to be getting more comfortable on the baseball field. The outfielder and designated hitter for the Single-A South Atlantic League club had four hits last week during Columbia’s homestand last week. The Fireflies went 1-4, splitting two games with the Delmarva (Maryland) Shorebirds and…

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