St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow takes a selfie with fans prior to the Mets game against the Clearwater Threshers on Monday, August 14, 2017.
CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Threshers and their fans got a taste of the phenomenon known as Tebowmania on Monday night, as former Florida Gators quarterback and current St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow came to town for a four-game series at Spectrum Field.
The 30-year-old Jacksonville native is attempting to make it to the Major Leagues following the conclusion of his professional football career, and his promotion to high Single-A St. Lucie has led to record-setting attendance numbers and fan frenzies at every stop.
Monday, Aug. 14, was Tebow’s 30th birthday, and Threshers officials presented him with a cake atop the dugout after the sixth inning while many of the 5,500-plus in attendance sang “Happy Birthday” as the former Heisman Trophy winner smiled while preparing for his at-bat.
The left fielder went 1-4 with a single, two walks, a run scored and an RBI in the Mets’ 12-7 victory over the Threshers.