Tim Tebow Helps Draw a Near Record Crowd to Harrisburg

Tim Tebow may not have entered the game until the top of the eighth inning last night as a pinch-hitter for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, but that didn’t stop fans from flooding Harrisburg’s FNB Field to catch a glimpse of the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Tebow’s presence helped the Senators draw 8,036 fans, the third-largest in team history and second-biggest crowd in the minors yesterday. The packed ballpark was more than twice the Senators’ average, and certainly well beyond what they would typically draw on a Wednesday. The previous evening, when Tebow did start in left field for Binghamton, 6,284 fans were in attendance to watch. The two teams close out their series today in Harrisburg.

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Terry Byrom Completes His Dream After Getting the Big League Call

Terry Byrom has been on hand to witness prospects getting the call to the big leagues during his 14 years as the Harrisburg Senators play-by-play man, so he was well-versed in the advice managers often pass on to soon-to-be rookies: It’s the same game, just on a different stage.

Four weeks after getting the news that he would be filling in for Nationals play-by-play man Dave Jaegler for a four-game series against the Braves, Byrom kept telling himself to heed that same advice when he made his big league debut last Thursday in Atlanta. Yet, like most wobbly-kneed rookies, Byrom couldn’t escape the butterflies in his stomach as he went on the air.

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