Watch: Tim Tebow hits two-run homer in first minor league at-bat

Tim Tebow began his first minor league baseball season in style on Thursday night, hitting a two-run home run in his first plate appearance with the Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies - the Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. 

Tebow came to the plate with a runner of third and launched a pitch that cleared the left-center field fence at Spirit Communications Park. Tebow initially stopped at second thinking he hit a ground-rule double, but the umpire told him the ball carried over the fence. 

Tebow started in left field and is batting seventh in the order for the Fireflies. 

He hit the homer in the bottom of the second inning and gave Columbia a 2-0 lead over the Augusta Greenjackets. 

Domenic Mazza gave up the blast to the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback. 

As you can see, Tebow is wearing his familiar No. 15. 

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