A beloved member of the Oakland A's family is said to be recovering well after suffering a recent heart attack. Steve Vucinich, who served as Oakland's clubhouse manager for 28 years before retiring last season, had to undergo an emergency surgery on Saturday.
His daughter, Kayla, shared more details on his status on Twitter.
"Hi all," she wrote. "Wanted to share that my dad had a heart attack yesterday and had emergency surgery to remove a significant blockage. He is recovering and doing well. I’m so glad he is aware of the symptoms of a heart attack, listened to his body, and knew he needed to go to the hospital."
"He is having an additional surgery on Tuesday morning to clear up another blockage," she followed-up. "[It] is a scary time for my family so we are asking for prayers and good energy sent our way if you can."
Steve Vucinich has seen it all during his time in Oakland. In 1968, he was hired as a peanut vendor, and he's been with the A's ever since. Taking over as the clubhouse manager in the '70s.
Over the course of his 54 seasons with the ballclub, "Vuc" was among the most loved people in the facility. So much so that after his retirement, the A's named the home clubhouse after him in his honor.
He's also set to be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 2022 class along with Eric Chavez, Sal Bando, Keith Lieppman and Joe Rudi.