BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow was named an Eastern League All-Star, the team announced on Friday. In his first 67 games in Binghamton, Tebow is hitting .261 with five home runs and 30 RBI. It's the former football player's first season at the Double-A level.
Tebow has recently improved in the month of June. In 22 games this month, the lefty is batting .318 with a home run and 11 RBI.
Nabil Crismatt, Daniel Zamora, Levi Michael and Patrick Mazeika are joining Tebow on the Eastern League All-Star team from the Rumble Ponies.
The 2018 Eastern League All-Star Game is Wednesday, July 11 in Trenton, New Jersey. The All-Star Celebration, including the home run derby, is set for Tuesday, July 10.
Tim Tebow on earning a spot on the Eastern League All-Star Game:
"It definitely is something that's special and means a lot," said Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow. "But, I think there's a lot of guys on our team that are having great seasons. And the other guys that are going I think deserve it, but I think there are a lot of guys that deserve it on our team. I'm grateful that I have the opportunity, but I know there's a lot of guys that have done really well and deserve that opportunity as well."
"I honestly don't read too much into it," said Tebow. "It's a great honor and it means a lot, but for me it's just the next day. I'm getting ready to go in the cage and get to work and it's no different than any other day. You've gotta continue the process. I'm not where I want to be. I feel like I'm getting closer and taking steps there, but I've got a long way to go."