Tebow homers in 1st AB of minor league debut

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tim Tebow hit a two-run homer in the first at-bat of his minor league baseball debut for the Class A Columbia Fireflies on Thursday night.

Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, drilled a 2-1 pitch off the railing just above the fence in left-center field, where a strong wind had been blowing out all day. Tebow stopped at second base, thinking it was a double, as an umpire twirled his hand to indicate the home run.