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Antonio Bernazard Garcia (born August 24, 1956 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player. 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 3700 at-bats. His career hitting line (AVG/OBP/SLG) stands at .262/.339/.387.

Bernazard missed out on the Chicago White Sox divisional pennant run of 1983 when he was traded to the Seattle Mariners for second baseman Julio Cruz on June 15th of that year. Bernazard had played well in Chicago but the addition of the speedier Cruz helped spur the Sox to win the division by 20 games.

Bernazard was a slick fielder, had better than average speed and at times an excellent hitter. In 1984 with the Cleveland Indians he went through an 0 for 44 stretch at the plate, tying a major league hitless streak for non-pitchers in the last 50 years. He hit only .221 that year. He rebounded to have two productive seasons with the Indians batting .274 in 1985 and a career high .301 in 1986 while also hitting 17 home runs.

He currently serves as Vice President of Development for the New York Mets.

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