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In between a double header between the Lowell Spinners and the Connecticut Tigers, 69-year-old daredevil David “Cannonball” Smith was shot out of a cannon and over the right field fence for the unlikeliest of home runs.
As he was being set up, Hulk Hogan’s “Real American” entrance music was playing, and if that doesn’t get someone excited for something, nothing will.
Would you be crazy enough to attempt a stunt like this? Smith was.
Smith estimates he traveled 150 feet over the fence at LeLacheur Park and into safety netting.
It was his 2nd career home run. He previously managed to blast over the fence at San Diego’s spacious Petco Park.
If he overshot his mark, there was a chance he would land in the Merrimack River, which flows outside the ballpark. The Lowell Sun says he knows how to swim, just in case he needed to.
“I checked that out before I signed up for this date,” he said with a chuckle.