Tebow named to Eastern League All-Star team

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Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow was named to the Eastern League All-Star roster Friday.

Tebow is an outfielder for the New York Mets‘ Double-A affiliate Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

“He’s made some big strides, and once again, you have to heap praise on his work ethic,” Binghamton manager Luis Rojas told the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. “He’s put some work in to get the point where he is.”

In 67 games, the 30-year-old former Florida and NFL quarterback is batting .261 with 12 doubles, 5 home runs and 30 RBIs. His .733 OPS is 35th-best in the Eastern League, and he is hitting .318 in June.

So how do his marks stack up against the rest of the Eastern League All-Stars? On average, they’re hitting .288 with nine home runs, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Tebow, who works for ESPN’s SEC Network, was an all-state baseball player at Nease High School in Florida.

In 2016, he decided he would pursue a career in professional baseball four years after he last played in the NFL.

The Eastern League All-Star game is July 11 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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