2715-A Enterprise Parkway
Richmond, VA 23234
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!