Decker Blasts a 450ft Shot into the Treetops

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.

2 Responses to “Decker Blasts a 450ft Shot into the Treetops”

  • Eric M:

    I was wondering when this would happen! I believe it was last Thursday’s game when he belted one to the patio area underneath the TreeTop seats… Wish I would’ve been there to see that shot!

  • Thanks for commenting Eric. It was last Thursday when he hit the one you mention. I was there. Looks like Decker has come to Fort Wayne as advertised.

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