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Cannon Launches ‘Human Home Run’ At Lowell Spinners’ Ballpark

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A cannon lines up to launch a 69-year-old daredevil over the right field fence in Lowell.

A cannon lines up to launch a 69-year-old daredevil over the right field fence in Lowell.

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LOWELL (CBS) – A human home run was launched at Lowell Spinners’ home ballpark on Tuesday night. Say what?

Spinner fans got see a 69-year-old dare-devil blast out of a 35-foot-long cannon and soar over the right field fence into a safety net.

David “Cannonball” Smith was shot over the fence between games of a minor league doubleheader between the Spinners and Connecticut Tigers at Edward A. LeLacheur Park.

Watch the video on LowellSun.com.

He traveled a distance of about 150 feet.

Smith and his son, David “Bullet” Smith Jr., are well-known for their human cannonball stunts.

It was Smith’s second-career home run. He also managed to get out of spacious Petco Park at a San Diego Padres game.

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