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Tebow's Baseball Move Immediately Places Him Near Top Of MLB Social Media Influencers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 22 / 16

Tim Tebow’s social media prowess is widely known, but with his switch over to baseball, he vaults to the upper echelon among MLBers, ranking third among all baseball players in terms of social media reach/engagement/conversation, according to data from social media measurement firm MVPindex. ...

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