He’s not just a human cannonball, he’s a Human Home Run: David Smith Sr. is set to be launched over the outfield wall at LeLacheur Park during Tuesday night’s Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League) game.
Smith holds the world distance record — 185 feet, 10 inches — and he’s flown through the sky over everything from the Grand Canyon to the famous Las Vegas fountains. Smith will be shot from a cannon located just past second base over the outfield wall to a landing area just in front of the Aiken Street Bride. The Spinners are billing this as the world’s first-ever Human Home Run.
“When it comes to human cannonballs, David Smith is the best of the best,” said Spinners Vice President Jon Goode. “This is an idea we discussed years ago and he saved it for the Lowell Spinners. Five years in the making, this is going to be a night you will not want to miss.”
The Human Home Run is on deck for July 5, when Smith will take the field following the completion of the Spinners game against the Connecticut Tigers.
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