First Ever ‘Human Home Run’ to Be Attempted Following Lowell Spinners Game on July 5


February 9, 2011

First Ever 'Human Home Run' to Be Attempted Following Lowell Spinners Game on July 5 There is a chance that Evel Knievel has risen from his grave so he can be sent over the outfield wall at the Lowell Spinners' stadium from home plate as a human cannonball this summer.

Well, maybe not, but David Smith, Jr. will be a part of the first-ever "Human Home Run" event at LeLacheur Park following Lowell's game against Connecticut on July 5.

"When it comes to human cannonballs, David Smith is the best of the best," said Spinners vice  president Jon Goode said on the team's website. "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."

Smith's father, David Sr., currently holds the world record for the farthest human cannonball flight of 185 feet, 10 inches, which he has executed over 500 times. Look at the picture above of his Smith Sr.'s flight across the U.S. and Mexico border.

"Where else are you going to be able to see nine innings of baseball followed by someone literally flying out of the ballpark?" Goode asked.

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