A fixture in the A's organization ever since the club moved to Oakland in 1968, Steve Vucinich enters his 24th season as the club's equipment manager after serving as the visiting clubhouse manager from 1974-93. An Oakland native, Vucinich joined the A's organization as a ball boy in 1968 when the franchise relocated from Kansas City. From 1969-73, he served as an assistant in the home clubhouse before being named visiting clubhouse manager in 1974. Vucinich is a past president of the Major League Baseball Equipment Manager's Association and currently serves on the MLBMA's board of directors and is a past member of the advisory committee for Major League Baseball Properties. Vucinich graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Alameda and Chabot College in Hayward. Commonly referred to as the A's historian, he makes his off-season home in Scottsdale with his wife, Valerie, and daughter, Kayla, who is a graduate of Gonzaga University.