2016 Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp
We look forward to welcoming you to our 2024 - 7th annual Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp for baseball players between 7 and 15!
Join us and our 2024 Camp Head Instructor: Homer Bush!
Announcing our 2024 Camp Head Instructor:
Former New York Yankee & Toronto Blue Jay
Homer played second base for the New York Yankees (1997-1998, 2004), Toronto Blue Jays (1999-2002), and Florida Marlins (2002). He was a part of the Yankees 1998 World Series Championship over the San Diego Padres.
He was a high school football star and still holds the Illinois State High School football records for most touchdowns scored in a single season and most receiving yards in a single season. He was named to the All-Century team for Illinois High School Football. Bush was recruited by the University of Missouri to play wide receiver, but opted to pursue a baseball career instead.
When he was with the New York Yankees he batted .380 and stole six bases in only 45 games. After the 1998 season he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. He played in Toronto from 1999-2002. His standout season was in 1999 when he batted .320 and stole 32 bases, ranking among the AL’s top 15 in batting and stole bases in 1999. Homer is also listed on Ken Davidoff’s 2008 “All Nice Guy” team.
After retirement, Bush served as a hitting instructor in the Padres organization in 2014. He still coaches camps and clinics during the summer for the Blue Jays and Yankees. He was also an instructor at the Elite Development Invitational with Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. He is involved in the Youth Baseball Program in Texas.
2023 Camp Instructor
Former Kansas City Royal
Returning from 2018
Willie Wilson is a former professional baseball player, who during his 19 year career played who the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Raiders, and Chicago Cubs. He was an outfielder known for his speed and ability as an effective lead off hitter. Wilson currently is the 12th all-time leader among MLB players for bases stolen with a career total of 668.
He was a MLB All-star in 1982 and 1983, a 1985 World Series Champion, Gold Glove award winner in 1980, the 1980 and 1982 Silver Slugger award winner, 1982 American League Batting Champion, American League stolen base leader in 1979, and was named to the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.
In 1980 he led the league in hits, runs scored, triples and singles, and finished second in steals with 79. He won both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.
Now retired Wilson hosts his own radio show in Kansas City. He also is involved in many charity events, speaking engagements and participates in the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals fantasy camps.
2022 Camp Instructor
Bulletproof Baseball Head Coach
Born and raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Scott started playing professional baseball when he was signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1988. He started his pro career with the Pirates' New York Penn League minor league team that was based in Welland, Ontario. While playing in there he met and married a local girl, Nancy, and made his off season home here in Welland. They have stayed here in Welland and raised their three children while running his baseball school during his off season. Scott has run his very successful baseball academy, Bullett Proof Baseball Academy for over seventeen years here in Welland. Scott has over two hundred players from ages 9-18 come all winter to learn from the pro and his hand-picked assistants. Now retired, Scott's baseball academy has expanded to a year round operation which also includes Elite teams for the fall and summer. Scott also makes rounds to the local schools in the Niagara Region to promote "Stay cool, stay in school" and to give the kids a brief lesson on the basics of the game. Scott also is involved with the John Howard Society and Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Fresh Start program to mentor at-risk students and encourage them to keep on the right path. During the summer, Scott offers baseball camps throughout the Niagara Region.
Scott Bullett played baseball professionally for 18 years, including parts of four seasons in the major leagues. He hit .300 or better in A and AAA ball in the USA, had one solid season with the Chicago Cubs, then topped .300 in the independent leagues and numerous times in the Mexican League. His international adventures also took him to Japan and Taiwan. Amazingly, he did all of this despite being undrafted out of high school.
2019 Camp Instructor
Former Toronto Blue Jay
Headlining the baseball camps for the first time is former Blue Jay, Jason Grilli. Jason played in the Majors for 17 years. He also played for the Florida Marlins, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, and Toronto Blue Jays. Jason helped bring the Detroit Tigers to the World Series in 2006, and was named an All-Star as the Pittsburgh Pirates closer in 2013. In 2016, the Blue Jays traded for Grilli, who helped the team return to the AL Divisional Series for the second year in a row. Grilli retired from the Texas Rangers in 2017, earning 694 career strikeouts and 79 saves.
Today, Jason lives in Pittsburgh. His local charitable work has earned him nominations for the Roberto Clemente and Marvin Miller Man of the Year awards in 2015, and includes work on behalf of Feeding America, the 108 stitches campaign to “Strike Out Cancer”, and more recently No Offseason Sports in Pittsburgh where he fine-tunes his bulldozer driving skills helping build new fields for the organization.
Jason is a big kid at heart – he is a huge Star Wars fan, owns an action figure business called Dream Worlds Dioramas. Even in retirement he coaches his son’s baseball team, and serves as the Special Assistant for International Relations for the Italian Softball Players Association.
2017 Camp Instructor
Former Toronto Blue Jay
Barfield owned perhaps the best outfield arm of the 1980s. Though few runners dared to even challenge him, he led AL outfielders in assists each year from 1985 to 1987 and won Gold Gloves in 1986 and '87. Barfield could also produce at the plate, where he topped 20 home runs six times, including a career best and major-league leading 40 in 1986, when he also set career highs with 107 runs and 108 RBIs. Barfield was the first Blue Jay to hit a pinch grand slam, and the first to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases in the same season. With George Bell and Lloyd Moseby, he starred in what many considered the best outfield of the 1980s. In early 1989 he was traded to the Yankees where he knocked 25 home runs for New York in 1990. He retired in 1992.
2016 Camp Instructor
Former Kansas City Royal
Saberhagen's career as a professional baseball player began as a 19th round pick in the 1982 amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals. His notable Major League Baseball career spanned from 1984 to 2001. In 1985, he went 20-6 and won the Cy Young Award as the Royals won the World Series. And in 1989, he had his best season, going 23-6 with a 2.16 ERA and winning another Cy Young Award.