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The San Francisco Giants’ longtime equipment manager Mike Murphy, left, visits with Steve Vucinich, equipment manager of the Oakland Athletics, in Vucinich’s office at the Coliseum in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/New York Times)

Steve Vucinich: ‘He knows it all because he’s seen it all’

A’s beloved equipment manager has been with the franchise for 54 years

  • Aug 26, 2021

 

Giants catcher Buster Posey, left, congratulated pitcher Jarlin Garcia after closing out the game with a save and the win over the Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on Aug. 11. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of Aug. 15, 2021

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The Giants’ newly acquired third baseman Kris Bryant chatted with the media at Oracle Park on Aug. 1 before the game against the Houston Astros. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

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Austin Slater bats in the first inning of the Giants-Dodgers game at Oracle Park on May 23.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of July 25, 2021

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Austin Slater bats in the first inning of the Giants-Dodgers game at Oracle Park on May 23.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Giants pinch hitter Thairo Estrada bats in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6.<ins> (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of July 18, 2021

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Giants pinch hitter Thairo Estrada bats in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6.<ins> (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Giants center fielder Steven Duggar grounds into an out, but puts runners on base going into the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of July 11, 2021

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Giants center fielder Steven Duggar grounds into an out, but puts runners on base going into the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants’ pitcher Alex Wood started against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on June 26, 2021. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of July 4, 2021

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Giants’ pitcher Alex Wood started against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on June 26, 2021. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning at Oracle Park on May 22 in San Francisco; the Giants and Dodgers play again this week in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 27, 2021

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San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning at Oracle Park on May 22 in San Francisco; the Giants and Dodgers play again this week in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. 
Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 20, 2021

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The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. 
Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani sacrifices a bunt against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of June 13, 2021

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani sacrifices a bunt against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on May 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 6, 2021

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San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on May 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) is caught stealing by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano in the first inning of the game at Oracle Park in The City on May 23. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of May 30, 2021

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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) is caught stealing by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano in the first inning of the game at Oracle Park in The City on May 23. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants fielder Darin Ruf hits an RBI double to score Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Oracle Park in The City on April 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of May 23, 2021

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Giants fielder Darin Ruf hits an RBI double to score Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Oracle Park in The City on April 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Major League Baseball teams, including the San Francisco Giants, have safety netting and screening to protect fans in lower-level seats from errant balls.	(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

If you’re in the stands, keep your eye on the ball

MLB fans sitting in unprotected seats assume legal risk of injury

Major League Baseball teams, including the San Francisco Giants, have safety netting and screening to protect fans in lower-level seats from errant balls.	(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 16, 2021

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Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Webb posts career-high 10 strikeouts as Giants finish sweep of Rangers

The Texas Rangers arrived in San Francisco with one of the hottest…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)

MLB instructs A’s to begin exploring other markets while still pursuing downtown ballpark

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it has instructed the Oakland Athletics…

Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Wood, bench power Giants past Rangers

After a bullpen implosion cost Alex Wood a win in his prior…

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 9, 2021

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San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).