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Thu Jun 29, 2017, 09:51 AM

Tim Tebow passes Michael Jordan on minor-league HR list

For all you 'doubters' who ponder the sweet mysteries of life.

Source: Sporting News, by Joe Rivera

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Tebow has done it. He's hit a home run in his second game with the Port St. Lucie Mets, and he's now better than Michael Jordan.

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It's Tebow's fourth career home run, surpassing fellow baseball great and surefire, one-day Cooperstown denizen Michael Jordan, who had a career tally of three.

At this rate, the Mets could use all the help they could get — on the mound, not as much on offense.

The Metropolitans are in the middle of a historic month: They've mashed more home runs in June than any other month in franchise history. That's certainly something. Maybe Tebow wants in on the action.

In any case, all hail Tebow.

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/tim-tebow-baseball-stats-mets-port-st-lucie-home-run-michael-jordan-minor-leagues-news/k1rkvwq6xuu615wuavyb3r2hi

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Reply Tim Tebow passes Michael Jordan on minor-league HR list (Original post)
yallerdawg Jun 2017 OP
rurallib Jun 2017 #1
True Dough Jun 2017 #2
yallerdawg Jun 2017 #3
Brother Buzz Jun 2017 #4
True Dough Jun 2017 #5
Brother Buzz Jun 2017 #6
True Dough Jun 2017 #7
Brother Buzz Jun 2017 #8
ProfessorGAC Jul 2017 #9
Brother Buzz Jul 2017 #10
ProfessorGAC Jul 2017 #11

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 09:58 AM

1. Stuff like this that keeps me coming to DU

This site covers it all.

No Te-Bow? Sort of disappointing. Surely that would be a fan favorite.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 10:28 AM

2. Don't question Tebow's abilities on the mound

The guy could be converted to a Cy Young award winning pitcher, no doubt about it!


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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 10:38 AM

3. Wasn't there some kind of question about...

his throwing accuracy?

Would that matter in baseball? (I'm a football fan - never been able to watch much "grass growing" games like baseball and golf)

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 11:50 AM

4. Cy Young award? Pfft

Timmy would be a shoe-in for the Steve Dalkowski award, right behind Nuke Laloosh.

What with his hitting stalled around .220, perhaps he should be fitted for glasses and sent to the mound.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 11:55 AM

5. I was hoping for

a Brother Buzz response. You have been summoned! You cannot resist the lure of a Tim Tebow thread!


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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 12:12 PM

6. I'd rather talk about another rookie sensation who's the same age as Tebow

Jae-Gyun Hwang's FIRST hit in MLB was a go ahead home run.

Jae-gyun Hwang was called up on Wednesday, and he was immediately put into the lineup at third base. While he got an RBI on a fielder’s choice, he was still hitless when he came up in the sixth inning.

He's not hitless anymore.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 12:17 PM

7. I'm gonna guess

that Hwang has devoted the last 15 years of his life to the sport of baseball. Not so for Mr. Tebow, just to keep matters in perspective.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:04 PM

8. Keeping matters in perspective: .333 major league vs .220 double A ball.

I will be curious to see how Timmy does against triple A pitchers if he gets called up, and to see if Hwang gets sent back to Sacramento now that he's locked into his contract and can't opt out. Hwang needs to learn that sometimes a base on balls is better then aiming for the fence; he hasn't walked once this year. To his credit, he's retired his patented 'bat flip', and has adopted a classy 'mic drop' instead.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 3, 2017, 07:46 AM

9. I Don't Think He's In Double A, Buzz

I think he got promoted to High A. He was basically in an instructional league before.

That said, this is still a ridiculous publicity stunt. He's still hitting homers off guys who will never see a major league game without buying their own ticket to get in.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 3, 2017, 11:22 AM

10. I stand corrected

I heard Timmy got promoted in the Mets farm system, and only assumed the St. Lucie Mets was a step up to Double A. I never heard of High A baseball until now:

Class A-Advanced

One level below Double-A, the California League, Carolina League, and the Florida State League play at the Class A-Advanced level, also known as "Class A+" or "High A".[4] This is often a second or third promotion for a minor league player, although a few high first-round draftees, particularly those with college experience, begin at this level. These leagues play a complete season like Triple-A and Double-A, April through early September. Many of the teams in the Florida State League are owned by major league parent clubs and use their spring training complexes. The class consists of 30 teams from around the United States, from San Jose to Tampa.

That being said, all MLB farm teams are instructional.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 3, 2017, 11:39 AM

11. You're Right

But, the league he was in was actually designated instructional. The Cubs instructional league is where guys go when they've got obvious major league abilities but bad mechanics. Hitting or pitching. Get them straightened out before they hurt themselves or ingrain a flawed swing that at the MLB level would result in K after K. Once those pitchers know you're weakness, you're dead meat.

That said, i don't remember many Cubs players making the bigs after playing for the I league team.

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