Posts Tagged ‘players’

Vinci Welcomes Our First Professional Softball Player

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Vinci Co., LLC, is proud to welcome our first ever professional softball player to the company in Natalie Hernandez. From 2011-2014, Hernandez played collegiately for the University of Illinois-Chicago before turning professional in June and is currently a GA at Robert Morris in Chicago.

Vinci is a family-owned and operated sports equipment company dedicated to quality. A number of minor and major-league baseball players, and now our first professional softball player use Vinci equipment. Makers of baseball gloves, softball gloves, sunglasses, batting gloves and batpacks.

“Speaking with Natalie on the phone was the icing on the cake,” said Peter J Vinci, CEO of Vinci. Vinci added “I could hear it in her voice the energy, excitement and passion, these are things that we already share in common. We’re proud to have her as our first professional softball player”

During the 2014 season with UIC, Hernandez started in all but one game at shortstop, was the lead-off hitter all season and finished with a .413 average. Between February 23 and April 8, she went on a 13-game hitting streak. Hernandez’s final season with the Flames ended with many honors including; All-Horizon League First Team, NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team and Horizon League Honor Roll. Hernandez was also named Batting Champion and to the All-Tournament Team at the Horizon League Championship in 2014 after posting a .563 average over four games with three home runs.

“Joining the Vinci team and players such as Joakim Soria of the Detroit Tigers, and Carlos Torres of the New York Mets in representing Vinci is a tremendous honor and one that I accept with a great level pride. I look forward to a working with Vinci to help grow the brand throughout the softball world,” said Hernandez.

Carlos Torres Pitching Well For the New York Mets

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Carlos Torres has been pitching well the last two weeks for the New York Mets. We have been in communication with Los and as he says “He’s just doing his job” Keep it up Carlos, we’re rooting for you.

Carlos Torres Article with Video

Read the article and watch the video of Carlos Torres pitching with his Vinci glove.

Carlos Teller Shows How To Throw A Curve Ball

Monday, June 10th, 2013

We recently had a special guest visit us at Vinci headquarters. While visiting our friend Carlos Teller made a short video showing how to throw a curve ball the way a professional baseball player does. Carlos pitches in the San Francisco Giants organization.
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Keep an eye out for future videos containing Carlos Teller offering other helpful tips about the game.

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Luis Marte to Start Tonight for Detroit Tigers

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Congratulations Luis Marte on his first career major league start tonight for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers will be playing against the Kansas City Royals, at Kansas City. The game is scheduled to start 8:10 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Luis MarteGood luck Luis! We’ll be cheering for you!

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Carlos Torres Gets His Third Win Of The 2012 Season

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Carlos Torres is the ultimate representation of a Vinci Guy. Hard working, loyal, seeks perfection, AND a team player. Just the type of person you want on your team.

Carlos has been wearing Vinci equipment since 2008. He was and is a friend of Derek Rodriguez. Derek was pitching for the Triple A Chicago White Sox affiliate, the Charlotte Knights at the time. We had plans to meet Derek after the game, but just so happened that the game was rained out. It allowed us some more time with him, and his friend Carlos Torres, who we had never met, or even heard of before. I was in another meeting, where I got off the train, went home to change, and met with Derek and Carlos. It didn’t take long for all of us to hit it off. Only after a few minutes I think we felt comfortable. In discussion, my dad, Pete #22 offered to give Carlos a glove. Carlos agreed, but only if he liked it, then he would wear it. In contact with Carlos, we went back and forth to develop the CT-82M baseball glove model, in which we have named after him.

Fast forward  four years later, and Mr. Torres is still with us. During that time period he got called up to the Chicago White Sox for two seasons. Last year he pitched for the Yomiuri Giants in the Japanese Baseball league. This season Carlos is back in the United States, pitching in relief for the Colorado Rockies. On Saturday, August 25, 2012 he pitched 2 and 1/3 innings of shutout relief to get his third win of the season.

See the video here

Not only has Carlos Torres been a strong supporter of our products, he has become a friend, really just like family.

Brayan Villarreal Wears Vinci Baseball Glove for MLB

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Brayan Villarreal Wears Vinci Baseball Glove For MLB

Vinci, makers of high quality baseball gloves and equipment, welcomes Brayan Villarreal as the latest MLB player to wear a Vinci baseball glove.

Villarreal began his professional career in 2006, pitching for the VSL Marlins/Tigers. He was ranked among the top 20 Detroit Tigers prospects by Baseball America following the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons. Villarreal made the Tigers out of spring training in 2011, bypassing the Triple-A level. His major league debut was on April 2, 2011 against the New York Yankees.

“I’ve been using a Vinci Glove since high A Ball,” said Villarreal. “Since I’ve met Pete I’ve been using it regularly.”

Right-handed reliever Brayan Villarreal starred on the Tigers’ interleague trip this year. He appeared in three games and won the first two. In the third game, Villarreal guarded a narrow lead by blowing away the Cubs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Villarreal is rapidly becoming a fan favorite because he’s helping the Tigers win games. He has one of the best fastballs in MLB. Even though he is very happy that he is doing well, he is even happier that the team is doing better. His goal is to bring a World Series back to Detroit.

“Brayan is a great pitcher,” said Pete Vinci, owner of Vinci. “We wish him the best of luck with the Detroit Tigers this season.”

Villarreal wears a Vinci BV1150-M baseball glove. These gloves are handcrafted with Vinci’s exclusive Comfort-Feel genuine Kip leather, for the best feel and comfort in the industry.

Brayan Villarreal joins several other top athletes in both the American and National League who wear the Vinci brand.

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Jose Ortega Gets Call Up to MLB Detroit Tigers

Friday, June 8th, 2012

We at Vinci are both happy and proud to announce Jose Ortega was called up to the Detroit Tigers. Jose is the third pitcher we have with the big league club. He joins Brayan Villarreal and Luis Marte.  Jose has 37 strike outs in 29 innings pitched this season with the Toledo Mud Hens, AAA farm team of the Detroit Tigers.

Jose Ortega wears Vinci Glove for MLB Detroit Tigers

Jose Ortega wears Vinci Glove for MLB Detroit Tigers

Congratulations Jose!

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