John McCarthy, founder of Home Run Baseball Camp in Washington, D.C., will be at Hamptons Baseball Camp this Saturday, May 31, as a special guest coach. Throughout his career, McCarthy has been a dedicated educator and youth coach.
Saturdays at the camp begin with a 45-minute skills portion, which will feature a lecture from McCarthy on the knuckleball this week. For the rest of the day, he will be a roaming instructor and work with the kids as an assistant coach. Other aspects McCarthy will emphasize throughout the day include being a good teammate.
McCarthy is the older brother of HBC director Edward McCarthy. He played at the collegiate level at the University of South Alabama and Troy University before signing with the Baltimore Orioles in 1993.
McCarthy played two seasons with the Orioles rookie league team before returning to D.C. to start Homerun Baseball Camp. In its 21 years, HRBC has expanded to four locations in the D.C. area and Brooklyn with camp sessions operating in the winter, spring and summer.
He also created two literacy and baseball programs in D.C. and the Dominican Republic. Elementary Baseball is an after school program for kids ages 6–12 in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C. and Beisbol y Libros is a similar program for kids ages 5-15 in the Dominican Republic.
Hamptons Baseball Camp for children ages 4–13 is located in Water Mill at the Water Mill Community Club and at Hank Zebrowski Park in Montauk. This weekend’s event will take place at the Water Mill location. Interested campers can register with an online application at hamptonsbaseballcamp.com. Hamptons Baseball Camp also takes walk-ins.