Tim Tebow is part of something with Minor League Baseball that has not happened since Michael Jordan played in the league – which coincidentally happened 23 years ago.
The Columbia Fireflies was the team for which Tebow played through the end of June, growing their attendance by 54,000 fans. The St. Lucie Mets is the second Minor League Team the former quarterback played for, which saw an increase of 35,803 fans since 2016, according to ESPN.
Tebow even drew a larger crowd when on the road with the Fireflies. According to ESPN, “Tebow was worth nearly $1.6 million in additional tickets, parking, concessions and other revenue.”
It also probably had something to do with all his acts of kindness through the season. Tebow shook a little boys hand who had autism and was one of his biggest fans. Then he joined a girl with Cerebral Palsy singing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch at a game over the summer.
If he continues playing as well as he can draw a crowd, he may find himself in the majors pretty soon.
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