The first home run of one's career usually comes with some manner of ceremony. There's not much to it, but at least the player gets to keep the ball.
For Clint Frazier his first Major League home run -- in the seventh inning of the Yankees' 7-6 loss to the Astros -- meant a little more than the typical debut dinger. Sure the home run itself wasn't anything to write home about:
It just got into the left-field seats at Minute Maid Park, but that didn't diminish its importance to the interested parties. Frazier's mom, for one, recognized the import of the occasion:
"She's been really emotional the last few days, so it's not surprising she's crying," Frazier told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
"My parents are my role models, and my dad is my hero. For me to go out there and have this kind of first game for him is really special for the whole Frazier family."
The player himself was a bit more subdued than his mother, but his reaction still reflected apporpriately on the gravity of the occasion:
You better believe it, Clint! Saturday night may have been your first home run in the Majors, but with support like you received on the first, it will not be the last.