The undisputed home run king Crash Davis! has some company.

For real, Crash may be a character in Bull Durham, one of the all-time great baseball movies, but Charlie Lisk of the Frontier League has set a record himself.

On Thursday night, Lisk rewrote the Frontier League record books by hitting his 87th Frontier League home run.

That homer pushed him past Morgan Burkhart for number one on the list, and let me say that is something to be very proud of.

Burkhart, who previously sat atop the home run leader board with 86, spent three years in “the show” (Crash Davis’ favorite saying), compiling five home runs in 42 games.

That may not seem like much to the average reader, but those three seasons were due to a lifetime of hard work sacrifice and dedication.  In my eyes, very commendable.

In my experience, I spent over 20 years honing my craft, attempting to go where my heroes were, and if you have been following my readings, I did not get where I wanted to be, but I gave it my best shot.

On the other hand, Lisk has been playing this game for a long time; 96 home runs, in nine professional seasons, 346 RBI, and almost 600 games played.

Lisk, over the past two seasons has mashed 53 long flies and appears to be hitting his “power” peak at 27 years of age.  2010 has been more of the same with 19 homers and 78 RBI and is on pace for a career high in average.

I commend Fisk on his perseverance and drive.  Those traits might get him his shot, and in my opinion, why not?  Everyone deserves his opportunity in the show, even if it was as brief as “the” Crash Davis.

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