For Cody Decker, his 204th slight league home run was a wander-off blast in every single perception of the phrase.
Of course, the two-operate shot gave the Triple-A Reno Aces a 10-9 stroll-off gain Friday night, but the 32-yr-aged initially baseman also chose that moment to stroll off into the sunset, thieving a page from the script for the movie “Bull Durham.”
Decker, a real-life Crash Davis, retired as the active dwelling run chief in the minimal leagues.
Cody Decker has declared his retirement.
The lively @MiLB dwelling run king went the finest way he understood how – a walk-off bomb!
— Reno Aces (@Aces) July 7, 2019
“I under no circumstances really realized I’d get the prospect to do it,” Decker informed TahoeOnStage.com about retiring right after hitting a video game-profitable homer. “It was a seriously distinctive evening and one particular of the best of my occupation, a thing I’ll hardly ever forget about. The simple fact I bought to share it with these teammates, you can not defeat it.”
Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 22nd spherical in 2009, Decker played 1,033 online games above 11 seasons for 13 groups, retiring with a .260 batting normal and 645 RBIs to go with his 204 homers. He strike .240 with 7 homers and 21 RBIs for Reno — the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ affiliate in the Pacific Coast League — this year
Decker’s important league occupation consisted of 8 games with the Padres in 2015 when he went -for-11 with a person RBI.
The time in the minors, even though, provided reminiscences for a life time. None, however, could best the memories provided by his ultimate at-bat and trip all-around the bases.
“That moment coming off the industry is some thing I in no way understood would take place,” Decker told TahoeOnStage.com. “Having all those hugs at household, then obtaining a curtain call from the fans. It wasn’t just the admirers which is wonderful, it was my teammates on the top rated step equally giving me a standing ovation.”