Summer Baseball Camp 2012
"Development is the Objective. Winning is a Result."
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Tony Fernandez History in Major League Baseball
Tony Fernandez played 17 years of Major League Baseball, 12 with the Toronto Blue Jays. His Major League career started in 1983 and ended in 2001. Tony was born in San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. Tony was mainly a shortstop but also played second base and third base during his career. In 1993 Tony won the World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays and also played in the Fall Classic in 1997 with the Cleveland Indians. HIs overall postseason batting average was .327.
Tony made 5 All-Star game appearances, won 4 Gold Gloves, and led the Major Leagues in triples in 1990 with 17. In 1986 Tony led the league in games played with 163 and base hits with 161. Not know as a power hitter his biggest Home Run year came in 1990 with Toronto when he hit 17.
NCAA coach to join in on 2012 Baseball Camp - speed and agility training
Plans for 2012 Baseball camp are already coming into shape, Coach Dwight Hornibrook has agreed to join next years staff as the speed, agility and conditioning coach for the 2012 camp. Coach Hornibrook who is a certified NCCP level 5 coach and is a graduate of the National Coaching institute will spend each day of camp showing and training each player important aspects of conditioning, speed and agility that will improve the level of play of each camper. Dwight grew up in Fredericton and graduated from FHS and UNB before leaving the region to pursue his professional coaching career. He was a member of the national champion UNB Red Shirts soccer team that captured UNB's first national title back in 1980. He had been the Head Coach of Cortland State soccer team for the past eight years and took his team to the NCAA Division III state championship the last two years and won the title in 2008. Coach Dwight also was head coach of the CSL Winnipeg Fury and was part of the World Cup U18 National Team Coaching staff. Dwight is now working at Houghton College in upstate NY. His wife Donna, also a coach, is currently coaching at Cornell. FMBA is pleased Dwight has accepted the invitation to join in on the camp and look forward to having a great week of instruction from him.
2012 Camp Director Using Personal Experience to help Kids
Camp Director Paul Hornibrook is no stranger to Baseball Camp. Growing up in Fredericton he remembers the days of the Marysville Royals Baseball Camps and how much wanted to play Senior Baseball and believed by going to camp it would help him reach that dream. In fact, not only did he play senior baseball in the mid-eighties through the early 90's he also was a member of the 1985 Canada Games team and in 1983 and 1984 was part of the National Youth Team program and played for National Team coach and then Expos Scout Bill MacKenzie, who ultimately scouted Matt Stairs in 1987. "I remember going to the Nationals in 1985 with the Marysville Royals in Kentville, NS" we had a really great team and we could have won it, unfortunately finishing 4-0 in the round robin ultimately ended up with the team short of pitching and lost in the Bronze Medal game and came home empty handed. "I know any success I had in baseball came from hard work and going to camp to get the extra work I needed to reach the level I did" says coach Hornibrook. "Camp this year, will be extra special as we are going to have two former major league players, Tony Fernandez and Jason Dickson, as well as my brother Dwight, who is really a great coach and pushes kids to perform beyond where they think they can play". Players who sign up for this camp will be expected to hustle and really desire to improve their game. (right, coach Hornibrook, during his playing days in the NB Senior League)