During spring training in 2020, when asked about his goal of making it to the majors, Tim Tebow responded with this:
“It’d be a lie if I said that wouldn’t be super cool. Of course that would be special. But I wouldn’t say it would be a success or failure if that did or didn’t happen.”
Tebow referred to parts of his life as “seasons.” In that moment, he said, baseball was an important part of his life.
It’s time for a new season.
Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner, announced Wednesday night that he is retiring from baseball. The outfielder made it to Triple-A, but never the majors.
“It has been a pleasure to have Tim in our organization as he’s been a consummate professional during his four years with the Mets,” Mets president Sandy Alderson said in a statement. “By reaching the Triple-A level in 2019, he far exceeded expectations when he first entered the system in 2016 and he should be very proud of his accomplishments.”
Over three professional seasons, Tebow hit .223 with 48 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs and 107 RBI. He also scored 107 runs in 287 games.
“I want to thank the Mets, Mr. Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization,” Tebow in a statement. “I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions. I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100% in on whatever I choose. Thank you again for everyone’s support of this awesome journey in baseball, I’ll always cherish my time as a Met.
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