Carlos Bernier

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Carlos Bernier
Born: (1927-01-28)January 28, 1927
Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Died: April 6, 1989(1989-04-06) (aged 62)
Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 1953, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1953, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .213
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 31

Carlos Bernier Rodríguez (January 28, 1927 – April 6, 1989) was a Puerto Rican professional baseball player, an outfielder who played one full season of Major League Baseball for the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates. Born in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, he threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg).

Bernier's professional career extended for 17 seasons (1948–1964). In addition to the 105 games he played for the 1953 Pirates, he appeared in an even 2,200 games in minor league baseball, with 1,725 games played at the highest levels (Triple-A and the Open Classification) then in existence. Bernier batted .298 with almost 2,300 hits and 200 home runs as a minor leaguer.[1]

For the 1953 Pirates, he collected 66 hits, including seven doubles, eight triples, and three home runs, in 310 at bats.

In 1989, Bernier committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Please note that "Baseball Almanac" mentions Carlos Bernier's suicide by hanging.


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