Catcher Matt Wieters turned on a Derek Lowe pitch and drove it into the night Friday – the ball traveling nearly 400 feet before landing on Eutaw Street. He didn’t come real close to hitting the B&O Warehouse, and Wieters doesn’t know if anyone ever will.
The only player ever to hit the warehouse on the fly wasKen Griffey, Jr., and he did it during the Home Run Derby the day before the 1993 All-Star Game. Doing it in a game is a whole different challenge.
“I’m not going to say never,’’ Wieters said, “but you’re going to have to see some helping wind and it’s going to be a ball that is going to be absolutely crushed. A lot of things would have to go right.
“The only place you really have a shot is probably the 10 or 15 feet inside the foul pole. Anywhere else and it’s going to take a 500-foot shot. It would be impressive.”