As of 11 am today, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of Tim Tebow playing in Binghamton this year, but there was no official word from the team until now. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies officially announced today that outfielder Tim Tebow will indeed start the 2018 baseball season here in Binghamton. The official announcement came today via a press release from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

For those of you that have no idea who he is, Tim Tebow played football at the University of Florida as a quarterback. While there, Tebow won two National Championships with the Gators, and he won the Heisman Trophy in his sophomore year in 2007. After college Tebow played 35 NFL games with the Broncos and the New York Jets. He was invited to training camps with the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, but both times he failed to make the roster. Tim then set his eyes on baseball, signing with the New York Mets organization. Last year was his first year playing professional baseball and he split the season between The Mets' A league teams The Columbia Fireflies and the Saint Lucie Mets. In his first season, he hit for .226 with 8 home runs and 52 RBIs. Tim has also dabbled in broadcasting and has written a couple of books as well.

The Binghamton Rumble ponies will open their season against the Portland Sea Dogs next Thursday, April 5th. For more Binghamton Rumble Pony news, schedules, and ticket information visit their website.

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