John Kilichowski became the answer to a trivia question on Wednesday after allowing the first home run of Tim Tebow’s professional baseball career, and the pitcher made sure to have a good sense of humor about the whole situation afterwards.
After allowing a first-pitch dinger to the former quarterback during his first instructional league at-bat Wednesday, the 22-year-old Kilichowski decided to have a little fun at his own expense on Twitter.
The 22-year-old Kilichowski, who pitches for Class-A Peoria, brushed off allowing the home run in postgame comments, even giving Tebow some credit for the long ball.
“Just another batter. I tried my best not to think about it,” the left-hander said, according to The Associated Press. “Most of the times guys will take in the first inning. I just wanted to get ahead in the count and work on some things.
“He (Tebow) works hard, hit the ball hard, can’t get mad at him for that.”
Tebow also hit into a double play, grounded out to shortstop, and flew out twice in the contest.