Frank Turk’s journey through the world of baseball is nothing short of extraordinary. A graduated from the class of 1978, He played the position of catcher for EHS, where he not only excelled in baseball but also lettered for three years. As a AAA All-District player three times and an AAA All-State player twice, Frank’s talents were recognized early on. Frank was not only a star athlete but also a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), showcasing his dedication and diverse interests.
At LA Tech, Frank quickly made his mark as the starting catcher, leading the team to a 15th place national ranking in his sophomore year. The team was one game away from reaching the College World Series, narrowly losing to the University of Texas in a 4-3 super regional final.
Following his time at LA Tech, Frank received an invitation to play in the Clarinda, Iowa A’s Organization. This experience was truly special, as the team won the NBC World Series in 1981 and was ranked #1 in the nation. This league, like the one depicted in the “Field of Dreams” movie, was incredibly competitive, with home runs landing in the cornfields.
Frank’s love for baseball didn’t stop there. After returning home, he joined traveling tournament teams in the National Adult Baseball Association, playing baseball in 26 different states, Canada, and Mexico until his early 50s.
Frank’s academic journey was equally impressive. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas, which demonstrates his commitment to his education.
Now retired from the insurance industry, Frank is being inducted into the EHS Athletic Hall of Fame, an honor that holds a special place in his heart. He proudly joins his brother Joe with this honor.
Frank resides in Rockport, Texas, where he enjoys hunting and fishing. He has two children, Meagan and Ryan, and continues to cherish the memories and friendships made throughout his incredible baseball journey.
Congratulations Mr. Turk and welcome to the EHS Sports Hall of Fame.