GLENDALE, Ariz. - Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow made his MLB Arizona Fall League debut for the Scottsdale Scorpions as the starting left fielder in a 9-6 win over the Glendale Desert Dogs.
Tebow went 0-for-2 with a fielder's choice, but his play on the field was far from the story of the day.
After the game, Twitter users say Tebow encountered an ill fan who was on the ground and spoke with him. According to a tweet from Daniel Kelley, the man had a seizure and Tebow prayed with him, staying until paramedics arrived.
About a thousand fans showed up for a game which usually draws around 50 to 75 baseball fans. Nearly all were out to catch a glimpse of the Heisman Trophy winner and national champion from Florida.
Tebow hit into a fielder's choice in his first at-bat. In the fourth, he grounded out to first base, and then in the top of the sixth, hit a swinging bunt. Glendale Desert Dogs catcher Carson Kelly scooped up the ball and tagged Tebow out before he could get out of the batter's box.
Tebow caught one fly ball to end the fourth inning, but in the next inning, he overran a line drive to left-center and crashed into the wall.
Tebow was lifted from the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Scottsdale Scorpions lead the Glendale Desert Dogs 8-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning.
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