Juan Ramón Bernhardt Coradin (born August 31, 1953 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a retired professional baseball player whose career spanned 13 seasons. Bernhardt spent parts of four seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees (1976), and the Seattle Mariners (1977–79). As a member of the inaugural Mariners team in 1977, he hit the team's first home run. Over his major league career, he compiled a .238 batting average with 46 runs scored, 117 hits, 19 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, and 43 runs batted in (RBIs) in 154 games played.
The majority of Bernhardt's career was spent in the minor leagues. He began his professional career in 1971 with the Class-A Key West Sun Caps. In the minors, he would go on to play for the Class-A Fort Lauderdale Yankees (1972–73), the Double-A West Haven Yankees (1974–75), the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (1975–76), the Triple-A San Jose Missions (1978), the Triple-A Spokane Indians (1979), the Triple-A Iowa Oaks (1979), the Triple-A Tabasco Plataneros, the Triple-A Campeche Piratas/Alacranes (1981–83), and the Triple-A Aguascalientes Rieleros. He served as a player-manager from 1981 to 1982.
By Dean Hanley
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