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Home Run Baseball Camp founder and coach John McCarthy talks to his kids during practice at Friendship Park in northwest Washington, D.C., Friday, August 5 , 2011. Mr. McCarthy has coached hundreds of kids over the years, but one shining star is that of Emmanuel Burriss, whom he coached over the years and now plays for the San Francisco Giants. Life has come full circle as Mr. McCarthy is currently coaching Mr. Burriss' son. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Home Run Baseball Camp founder and coach John McCarthy talks to his kids during practice at Friendship Park in northwest Washington, D.C., Friday, August 5 , 2011. Mr. McCarthy has coached hundreds of kids over the years, but one shining star is that of Emmanuel Burriss, whom he coached over the years and now plays for the San Francisco Giants. Life has come full circle as Mr. McCarthy is currently coaching Mr. Burriss' son. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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