Tebow helps Mets’ minor league team crush attendance record
When Tim Tebow announced his intention to pursue a professional baseball career, the thought from some fans quickly followed: well, the team that signs him is only going to do it for the publicity. Whether that thought was fair or unfounded, it was an inevitable conclusion that whatever team picked up Tebow was going to make some money off of it.
We’re seeing it come to fruition now. The St. Lucie Mets, the New York Mets’ Class A Advanced Minor League affiliate, picked up Tebow June 25. Friday, they announced they had set a single-season attendance record.
BREAKING: With tonight’s attendance of 3,399 we have set a new single season home attendance record of 108,057!!! #STLMets pic.twitter.com/yEklpdLqJA
— St. Lucie Mets (@stluciemets) August 5, 2017
The reason for the attendance spike, of course?
— Michael Ricciotti (@Be_Like_Mike20) August 5, 2017
— Jeremy Lee (@JermTheWorm16) August 5, 2017
— Anthony™ (@AntMennella) August 5, 2017
— Dustin Gale (@Dustin_Gale12) August 5, 2017
Tebow had a pretty decent season with St. Lucie. Appearing in 36 games and playing in the outfield, he hit .273 with five home runs and 22 RBIs.