Posts Tagged ‘batting gloves’

Introducing the NEW Vinci #5 Batting Gloves

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Back by popular demand!  Vinci#5 batting gloves.

In addition to our Bones batting gloves, we are re introducing the Vinci #5 batting gloves. Our #5 batting gloves are made with slightly thicker leather than our Bones models. Phil Britton a player/coach formerly within the Atlanta Braves organization says “The Vinci #5 batting gloves are the BEST he has ever worn..you can’t wear ‘em out”

 

Batters_Glove_-_Vinci_View_-_WebRx-7 leather back for perspiration management. the combinations of the rx-7 leather and high grade fabric on the back allows the #5 to conform to your hand as you wear it!

 

Batters_Glove_-_Open_View_-_WebHeavy duty wristband and tab to top off the already exceptional FEEL of the #5!

Batters_Glove_-_Hand_View_-_WebSeamless Pittard DIGITAL texed wr100x leather palm for superior grip for all weather conditions!

 

We are offering a special pre order price of $39.95 on Vincipro.com. Order before February 20,2014 and also receive FREE shipping on these batting gloves.

 

We invite you to Make The Play with Vinci

Vinci Batting Gloves Sports Product Review

Monday, July 18th, 2011

We at Vinci are proud about our recent review at Sports Product Review

July 15,2011- Cut From a Different Cloth

Vinci Bones batting Gloves

 

What else can we say about Vinci Baseball products, except that they’re all winners. From the pro-quality fielders mitt they sent us, to the sleek and cool-looking sunglasses, and now their top-notch batting gloves, you won’t go wrong when you gear up with Vinci.

The first thing you’ll notice about Bones Batting Gloves is their unique and, I dare say, intimidating look. But beyond their aesthetic appeal what you’ll like most is that they are lightweight, as well as very durable and extremely comfortable.

All Vinci products are made by craftsman who care…it is a family business that spans generations. Sure, you can buy the mass-produced stuff from the super-store that every other player has or you can be unique – a cut above – and let Vinci take your game to a higher level.

-Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 by Brian Gotta at sportsproductreview.com

As American as Baseball and Apple Pie!

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The month of July will forever be linked with the game of baseball.  The classic saying, “as American as baseball and apple pie” comes to mind as families across the United States flock to stadiums to watch firework spectaculars on our nation’s birthday.  July offers baseball fans All Star games, the MLB Futures Game, short season league baseball and many other reasons to spend a warm summer night cheering on our favorite teams and players.

Looking back through our own history, we are amazed at how many important Vinci milestones occurred in the month of July and we wanted to take some time to reflect and share some of the highlights with you.

July 26th, 1942: Benjamin Vinci is awarded the Purple Heart.

Benjamin Vinci receives the Purple Heart.

Benjamin Vinci receives the Purple Heart.

Anyone familiar with our story knows that every Vinci glove features the signature of Benjamin Vinci, a true American hero. Benjamin was gravely wounded on the morning of December 7, 1941 in the infamous attacks on Pearl Harbor. After nearly 6 months of treatment (and with a 50 caliber bullet permanently lodged near his heart) Benjamin did what any patriot would do, he returned to active duty. On July 26th, he was awarded the Purple Heart for his valor on the battlefield.  Almost sixty years later on July 27, 2001, US Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton (from Benjamin’s Home State of New York) led the US Senate in honoring his bravery. It was with a promise to Benjamin Vinci that “One day he would see his name in the big leagues” that Vinci (the glove) was born.

July 13th, 2008: Wilkin Ramirez Plays in the MLB Futures Game

Ramirez hits a homer on his first MLB at bat!

Ramirez hits a homer on his first MLB at bat!

On July 11th of this year, those who tuned in to watch the US take on the World at the MLB Futures Game were treated to a closing camera shot of a pair of Vinci Sport Sunglasses in the dugout of the World Team. Those glasses belonged to outfielder Wilkin Ramirez, and 2010 marked his second trip to the future. In 2008, Wilkin was a member of the World Team that won in a 3 -0 shut out over the US. We were very proud that Wilkin chose to wear a PJV16 Fielder’s glove and he logged a base hit with his #5 Vinci Batting Gloves and Vinci Baseball Bat (you can purchase the signed bat here). It was a great moment for Vinci to celebrate the future of a valued friend as well as our own future in the big leagues. Wilkin would go on to play for the Detroit Tigers where (while wearing his #5 Vinci Batting Gloves) he would become the first Tiger since Reggie Sanders in 1974 to hit a homerun on his first at bat.

July, 19th 2008: Vladimir Nunez, the first player to wear Vinci in the Majors

Vladimir Nunez, the first player to wear Vinci in the majors.

Vladimir Nunez, the first player to wear Vinci in the majors.

Just 6 days after Ramirez hinted at Vinci’s big league future, the future arrived. On July 19th, Vladimir Nunez, a right-handed relief pitcher was called up to the Atlanta Braves. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Vinci had developed a friendship with Nunez earlier that year. In April he began wearing Vinci gloves for the minor league AAA Braves affiliate team, the Richmond Braves. When Nunez was called up that July, he took his Vinci MV3 glove with him. It was a magical evening for us at Vinci as we watched Vladimir kiss his glove for luck when he stepped to the mound.

July 22nd, 2009: Carlos Torres makes his Major League Debut

Carlos Torres make his MLB debut.

Carlos Torres make his MLB debut.

Vinci had officially broken the major league barrier in July 2008. There were several other Vinci sightings in the year that followed, but no list of Vinci milestones would be complete without mentioning one of our favorite players, the 2-time Minor League All Star and only the 9th player ever to be named Minor League Pitcher of the week 3 times in a single season. Carlos Torres, the 26-year-old right-handed relief pitcher brought his Vinci MV30 along when he was called up to the Chicago White Sox. He made his debut July 22nd against the Tampa Bay Rays where he pitched six strong innings to record a quality start.

July 14, 2010: Carlos Torres named starting Pitcher for MiLB All Stars

One year later, Torres continues to have one of the most decorated careers in AAA Charlotte Knights history and on July 14th, he was again named the starting pitcher for the International League All-Stars. He pitched 2 innings of the nationally televised game while wearing his Vinci MV30.

July, 2010: Elmer Dessens lights up the NY Mets Bullpen

Dessens and his glove earn compliments from Keith Hernandez.

Dessens and his glove earn compliments from Keith Hernandez.

And finally, we thought we’d tell one of our favorite current stories. Elmer Dessens has been called a lot of things in his 17-year professional baseball career. But recently he’s been bucking the odds by being called the “savior” of the New York Mets bullpen crisis. At 40 years old, this veteran of 9 major league franchises landed in New York (the place where it all started for Vinci).  And he has been racking up the wins ever since.

En route to a recent win (alright this one officially happened on the last day of June, but we’ve been talking about it a lot this July) Elmer Dessens’ Vinci MV30 glove caught the attention of New York baseball legend (and Mets analyst) Keith Hernandez. You might remember Hernandez from his World Series winning career with the Mets and the Cardinals, from his 3 best-selling books, or from his many guest appearances on Seinfeld.  But for those of us at Vinci, Hernandez will now be remembered as the New York legend that chose a nationally televised game to plug our glove. During the fifth inning, Hernandez saw Elmer’s glove and asked the viewing audience, “What’s that label on his Glove? Vinci? Like Leonardo Da Vinci? I’ve heard of that glove company.”

To hear a New York baseball legend talk about a glove that bears the signature of a New York war hero just 2 short years after Vinci gloves broke into the Big Leagues was surreal to say the least. And it’s just another reason that, here at Vinci, July will always be among our favorite times of year.

Do you have any favorite July baseball stories? If so, drop us a line, we’d love to hear them!IMG00431-20100603-1255

Debuting the NEW Bullet-Gray #5 Batting Gloves!

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Our Bullet-Gray #5 Batting Gloves are  made of the same top-grade leather,as our #5 series, designed to give it an eBatters_Glove-Back-For_WebBullGRYBig-01xceptional feel to you as a player. For those who want a long lasting batting glove. These all leather batting gloves are made with a thicker leather than our Bones models, yet don’t feel heavy. The combination of leather and fabric across the back and knuckles will allow the glove to stretch but not feel too loose as you grip a bat. Another advantage of the Number 5 Batting glove is it will conform to your hand as you wear it. Seamless Pittard Digital Texed WR100X Leather Palm ‚ RX-7 Leather Back for perspiration management, Heavy Duty Wrist Band and Tab.

Softball Hall Of Famer

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Don Clatterbough wears Vinci Bones batting gloves

Don Clatterbough is one of only 31 men in the National Softball Hall of Fame (Men’s Slow Pitch category). He has over 4,000 career home runs and a .725 career batting average playing against some of the top talent in the country.  He was a member of the legendary Steele’s softball team. That team was considered one of the best of all time. Pete Vinci has played against him many times. Pete says “Clatter” is still one of the best hitters around.  His choice of batting gloves are the Vinci Bones. “Clatter” has said they are the best he has ever used.

Local standouts put Richmond on the softball map

What is the Amateur Softball Association?

The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) was founded in 1933. It currently has about 3 million members across the US. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 250,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than four million. The organization conducts over 100 National Championships on an annual basis in which 30,000 players compete across the US.

Vinci Batting Gloves in Hitting with a Pro DVD

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Hitting with a Pro with Andy Barkett. “The Professional hitter” giving tips and drills on hitting. This is an easy to understand DVD that includes tips from your grip on the bat to professional drills. You will learn the importance of how to “stay behind the ball”, and how to execute drills that are done in every major and minor league batting cage! Andy played baseball through both the minor and major leagues. Compiling over 1,000 professional hits, Andy made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001, and hit .304. While playing his favorite style of batting gloves was our Bones batting gloves.He chose to wear them in this DVD. After his playing career he was a hitting coach within the Atlanta Braves organization. Andy is now a manager in the Detroit Tiger organization. His love of the game and endless enthusiasm shows in this dvd.

Through time Andy has become a close friend and within the pros has been nicknamed “The Ambassador”.

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Hitting with a Pro with Andy Barkett

World Baseball Classic 2009 – Italian Team Players Wearing VINCI Gloves

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

WOW, things are heating up for the WBC 2009. Who will be the 2009 Champs. Could it be the USA team? I think there’s a good chance of that.  There are teams from Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, China, Korea, Cuba, Panama, Africa and Team Japan Champs of 2006 and many more teams. We have been talking to our good friend Marco Mazzieri who is the Manager of the Italian team. They arrived in Florida last Thursday and have been very busy getting ready for the WBC. If any of you should come across Marco Mazzieri please say Hi, he’s a great guy and loves baseball so make sure you say ciao to him. There’s a good chance many players will be wearing Vinci batting gloves in the WBC which we are very proud of. Also say ciao to Italian second baseman Davide Dallospedale who use’s a Vinci JV51 glove … he’s also a great guy. Games will be staring the first week of March and it should be some fun watching. Let’s see how Team USA does this year, I believe they will play harder this year than they did in 2006

As of 2008, plans call for the World Baseball Classic to be repeated every four years following the 2009 event, so the third installment of the Classic would not occur until 2013. Other plans for the 2013 World Baseball Classic include possibly expanding the number of participating teams to 24 with qualifying rounds as a preface to reach the main competition according to Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

So, check out  www.wbc.com for more information.  Will have much more to add in next few days.

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Two Italian Baseball players wearing VINCI gloves

Two Italian Baseball players wearing VINCI gloves