Most figured it would take a little longer, but everyone speculated on how long it would take someone to blast a shot into the Treetop Seats at Parkview Field. Sunday, Jaff Decker slugged a solo home run to the TreeTops Rooftop in the bottom of the first inning.
The TreeTop seating/party area is beyond the right-field wall against the parking garage. It’s the first home run ever to reach that territory. A staffer and cameraman went out to retrieve the ball and show on the video board where the bomb landed – an estimated 450 feet.
Sadly, the Fort Wayne TinCaps were defeated by the Peoria Chiefs, 5-2.
Every home run I have seen Decker hit is to right, and given the reputation that preceeds him, I am not too surprised he is the first. I expect he’ll hit a few more out there before it’s all said and done.