Tony Bernazard Essentials
Positions: second base, shortstop, and designated hitter
Bats: B Throws: R
Height: 69 Weight: 150
Born: Friday, August 24, 1956 in Caguas, P.R.
Last Game: 4/26/1991
Full Name: Antonio Bernazard
During his ten-year major league career, Bernazard played second base, shortstop, and designated hitter for the Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, and Detroit Tigers. He hit 75 home runs in 3,700 at-bats with 523 runs, 177 doubles, 30 triples, 391 RBI, 113 stolen bases and 428 bases on balls. His career hitting line (BA/OBP/SLG) stands at .262/.339/.387.
Bernazard had an 0-for-44 streak at the plate with the 1984 Indians, finishing at .221. He peaked in 1986, when he batted .301 and set a club record for homers by a switch hitter (17). That July 1, he became the first Indian to homer from both sides of the plate in one game. Eventually, his bat could not compensate for his inadequacy as a fielder, and he was traded to Oakland in July of 1987. The next year he was playing in Japan. He was taught to play by Vic Power in his native Puerto Rico.