Tim Tebow went 1 for 4 in the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday night.
He was not, however, part of the Double-A minor league’s novel approaching to breaking a tie.
The EL went to “special home run derby” after the Eastern and Western divisions were deadlocked 4-4 after nine innings. The rules, courtesy of the host Trenton (N.J.) Thunder:
Each manager selects one hitter from his roster
-2:00 on the clock to hit as many balls as they can
-Managers/coaches to pitch to their player
-HRs worth 100 points
-LF and RF worth 5 points
-CF worth 10 points
-Ball that hits the batters eye +50 points (or 150 points for the HR)
— Trenton Thunder (@TrentonThunder) July 12, 2018
Altoona’s Will Craig, representing the West, defeated Reading’s Zach Green, representing the East, 305-275.
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Tebow would have put up five points with this opposite-field double.
Tebow, 30, has been a credible hitting threat this season while playing for the Binghamton (N.Y.) Rumble Ponies in a pitcher-friendly league; the Mets minor leaguer has a .270/.337/.390 slash line and five home runs in 76 games.
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