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07/06/2011 02:41 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2011

David Smith: 'Cannonball' Launches Over Stadium Walls To Become 'The Human Home Run' (VIDEO)

David "Cannonball" Smith, also known as "The Human Home Run," lived up to his nickname on Tuesday night when he shot out of a 35-foot cannon and over the wall of LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass.

According to The Lowell Sun, Smith, 69, performed the stunt in front of more than 3,800 fans during a double header between the Lowell Spinners and Connecticut Tigers.

A former school teacher, Smith has made a career out of launching himself out of cannons, racking up more than 1,000 shots. There are conflicting reports about whether or not this instance was his first time being launched over stadium walls.

Six of his 11 children, including his son, David Jr., have been human cannonballs at some point.

But don't worry if you weren't there to catch the action. The Eagle-Tribune got the shot on tape and caught up with the daredevil for an interview before the stunt.

"If you do it right, it's just like laying down in bed," he says in the video.

We'll take your word for it, Cannonball.

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