2715-A Enterprise Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
International calls/Canada Dial 804-303-7470
About The Vinci Family:
Pete Vinci, President and owner of Vinci Pro has been involved with baseball
his whole life. He grew up in Westchester County, New York where he first fell
in love with the game. As a young boy, Pete would visit Yankee Stadium with
neighborhood friends and family and cheer for the Yankees. Pete started playing
little league baseball at the age of five, where he earned his nickname Pete
22, or "double deuce" for the numbers on his jersey. Pete was a star
on the baseball field for his fielding and batting ability. Pete's father, Benjamin
Vinci, owned a family business in New York and would often try to teach young
Pete about it. He would refuse to learn the family business, always saying he
was going to be a professional baseball player and would not work in sales.
Pete graduated from high school and enrolled in college, in New York City. After
several months in college, he decided that he wanted to volunteer for the U.S.
Marine Corps. When Pete left the Marines, he received an invitation to attend
a training camp with the Kansas City Royals. He declined the invitation and
instead decided to help his father, a wounded veteran from Pearl Harbor running
the family business.
Pete's sincere devotion to his family and his love for baseball naturally
encouraged him to fuse the two together to create Vinci Pro. Pete developed
the first Vinci Pro baseball glove in 1997 that contained the signature of his
father, Benjamin Vinci. Benjamin Vinci, an American hero and distinguished veteran,
was injured at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and can be read about on the
Vinci Pro website under the Hero's Tribute. Pete's hero Benjamin Vinci lived
with Lou Gehrig's disease until his passing on February 13, 2002. The signature
of Pete's father continues to be a trademark of the Vinci Pro line of baseball
gloves. Each model produced in the Vinci Pro line of baseball and softball gloves
pays tribute to family and friends to the Vinci family by having their initials
engraved as the model numbers in the gloves. The JV model gloves in our Custom
Pro and Custom Pro II line of gloves is a tribute to Joanne Vinci, Pete's wife.
Joanne, who was once the girl next door in Westchester County, is now a key
executive at Vinci Pro. Mrs. Vinci heads the special events department and prior
to that position, has held various other positions as the business has evolved
over the years.
Since 2005, Vinci Pro has been under the direction of Pete Vinci and his son
Peter J. Vinci. As Chief Executive Officer of Vinci Pro over the past few years,
he has been an integral player in the expansion and growth of the Vinci Pro
organization. An active athlete and devoted son he continues to work alongside
his father to improve the Vinci Pro line of products. Initiatives lead by Peter
J. include the addition of new staff and sales representatives, along with a
national marketing campaign designed to target all levels of players.
About our Products:
Vinci Pro products are designed with the professional in mind, and we have
since introduced over 40 gloves making us one of the most versatile distributors
of high quality and affordable baseball and softball gloves. One of the best-made
gloves on the market, our gloves are hand crafted from the finest US Steerhide
and Kip leathers. Due to the overwhelming success in our Custom Pro line of
gloves, we have introduced the Custom Pro II line of gloves for the price conscious.
Made with the same standards as our Custom Pro, the Custom Pro II offers high
quality, yet affordable fielder's gloves for the everyday player.
Due to the high quality of the Vinci Pro line of gloves, the first professional
player to wear a Vinci Pro glove was Joe De Pastino when he played for the Braves.
Current Braves using Vinci Pro gloves to train and play are Phil Britton, Jose
Camarena, Iker Franco, Victor Hernandez, Carlos Mendez, and Carlos Sencion.
Additional professional players training and playing with Vinci Pro gloves are
Pat Ahearne, Andy Barkett, Tim Cain, Kyle Deyoung, Anthony Pluta, Wilkin Ramirez,
Manny Rodriquez, and Chad Wagler. Andy Barkett, a close friend to the Vinci
family can also been seen on the Vinci Pro video"Hitting with the Pro".
We hope that you have enjoyed learning about the Vinci family and wish you happiness
and love in all that you do with your family and baseball!
Make the Play!