Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow wowed fans and surprised critics with a solid performance Wednesday in his first Double-A All-Star Game, hitting a double in his first at-bat.
The thirty-year-old fan favorite was in the Eastern League team’s starting lineup and played all nine innings.
Despite the player’s performance, the Eastern League team lost after the game’s 4-4 tie was broken by a hitting competition between the two teams’ designated hitters.
The Eastern League team made a valiant effort with a rally in the ninth inning to bring the game to a tie leading to the hitting competition.
Once the tallies were made, the Western League’s Will Craig earned 305 points beating Eastern batter Zach Green’s 275 points handing the Western league the decision.