BALTIMORE -- When David Adams connected on a high, arcing drive toward the left-field foul pole on Monday, his biggest concern was that the ball would stay fair.
Once it landed in fair territory for his first Major League home run, Adams said he didn't expect to see the ball again. But two members of the Yankees' security team were able to retrieve the souvenir for Adams, who said he will either give it to his wife or his mom.
"I didn't think much of it," Adams said. "When they told me at first, I was like, 'There's no chance you're getting that ball back, especially here in Baltimore.'"
The ball was caught by a family from Virginia, and Adams met with them after the game. Adams became just the third Yankee in the last 98 years to homer within his first five career games as a third baseman, joining Mike Pagliarulo (1984) and Andy Phillips (2004).
"I'm just trying to work as hard as I can and just put my head down and keep working," Adams said. "I think the wins are huge. If I'm jumping in there and we're losing, I don't think it's a good thing. I think having the wins behind us is helping out a lot."
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.