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.
Baseball is special
Brian Serven fouled off the 1st pitch of his 1st major league AB. Where did it end up? In the hands of his family watching him play! pic.twitter.com/Bnadf9AcRC
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 18, 2022
Moments like this are truly rare and MLB fans loved this one.
Unreal 🙏🏾Congrats B Serve! Big time! #760 https://t.co/dwHdvyFjMp
— Coach Doc V (@JamesDockery31) May 19, 2022
What are the odds of catching a foul ball at a game? Now what are the odds of catching your own son's fb on the 1st pitch of his 1st MLB at bat? https://t.co/AKp8DClA16
— Ken Simonds (@coachsimo) May 18, 2022
Baseball is unexplainable. https://t.co/uJVMtzDmka
— Jacob Benge (@JacobBenge) May 18, 2022
This is why I love baseball! ❤️ ⚾️ https://t.co/mG33veYWWW
— Jessy James 🇺🇸✝️ (@JessyJames105) May 18, 2022
Baseball really is amazing. Wow. What are the chances?!? 🙌🏼 https://t.co/scfdO9bsSX
— GWAL (@TheRealGWAL) May 18, 2022
stoppp i love this so much https://t.co/ANw2iM7w5Q
— isa (@isabellmnunezz) May 18, 2022
I mean that is pretty cool 😎 https://t.co/1PiZhCReZI
— Joe Hughes (@VegasJoeHughes) May 18, 2022
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.
Great story. Nate Schierholtz's brother, Vai, an AFA cadet, was sitting 10 feet from where HR landed in the 3rd deck. Paid guy $25 for ball.
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) April 19, 2011
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.