Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow swung at the first pitch he faced as a pro baseball player Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

It was a home run.

Playing against the Cardinals' team in the instructional league, Tebow drove the ball over the wall in left-center. The pitcher was former Vanderbilt star John Kilichowski, an 11th-round draft pick this year.

Tebow, who received a $100,000 signing bonus from the Mets, was the only player to hit a home run in this game. But he did not get another hit with three groundouts and two flyouts.

"I liked a lot of my at-bats today," Tebow told the New York Daily News. "I felt like I hit the ball really hard four out of the six times."

Tebow, 29, hadn't played a competitive baseball game since his junior year of high school.