In his first Major League at-bat, Colorado Rockies rookie Brian Serven grounded out. Before that, though, he created a unique and fantastic memory for himself and his family.

The first at-bat of Serven’s career came in the bottom of the second inning. Serven hit a foul ball on the first pitch he saw from San Francisco Giants pitcher, Logan Webb. On the surface, that may not seem like a big deal. But the foul ball was hit at his family, who came away with the keepsake.

Moments like this are truly rare and MLB fans loved this one.

Interestingly enough, this is not the first time that something like this has happened in a game between these two teams at Coors Field.

In 2011, then Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz hit a home run. Andrew Baggarly, then of The Mercury News, reported that the home run landed just 10 feet away from his brother, who was a cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs at the time. Schierholtz’s brother, Vai, didn’t catch the ball but did end up with it after paying $25 to the person who originally snagged it.

So, if you’ve never caught a home run or foul ball at a baseball game and want to experience the thrill, go to a Giants vs. Rockies game and sit by the family of someone playing in the game. That would seem to be the best bet.

[Colorado Rockies]

About Michael Dixon

Michael has a background in sports writing both online (Bleacher Report, Sportsnaut, Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks) and in print (Sedona Red Rock News, Brentwood Press). Sports have been a lifeline passion for Michael and he continues to enjoy writing and talking about them.