Rockies rookie's first batted ball in MLB career ends up in mother's hands

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Rockies catcher Brian Serven stepped to the plate for the first time in his big league career ready to swing the bat. He took a hack at the first pitch he saw . . . and fouled it off.

The ball ended up in the hands of his family, specifically his mother.

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How did this happen? Serven's foul ball landed near his parents, Laura and Jim, in the stands at Coors Field. Another fan caught it but gave it to mom and dad. The Rockies then gifted the fan a ball that was autographed by infielder Brendan Rodgers.

So, everybody won, though Serven joked after the game that the story sounded perhaps a bit too unbelievable.

"It's pretty funny that she got the first ball that I fouled off in the big leagues,” Serven said, per The Associated Press. "But the story out there, I don't know if I'm believing it."

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Serven went hitless in two at-bats during his debut before Connor Joe pinch-hit for him in the eighth inning Wednesday. While Serven didn't get on base, his family was elated that the 27-year-old finally got a chance to play in the majors. Serven was a fifth-round draft pick of the Rockies in 2016 out of Arizona State. Colorado selected his contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

"It's a dream come true," Laura Serven told the Rockies' broadcast during the game. "It's the day we've been waiting for and I want to enjoy every minute."

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Jacob Camenker is a digital content producer for Sporting News. He began at Sporting News as a fantasy football intern and previously worked for NBC Sports Boston