Sunday, October 9, 2011
Time: 19 Days
Item Sent: 1983 Donruss, 1983 Topps, 1988 ProCards Kenosha Twins, 1989 Best Orlando Twins, 1989 ProCards Orlando Twins
Item Received: 1983 Donruss, 1983 Topps, 1988 ProCards Kenosha Twins, 1989 Best Orlando Twins, 1989 ProCards Orlando Twins. All signed in black Sharpie.
Dwight Bernard pitched in parts of four major league seasons -- two each for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. His finest season and most extensive action came with the 1982 American League Champion Brewers. He threw 79 innings over 47 games and even picked up six saves down the stretch while Rollie Fingers was injured. Despite that fine year, he was released by the Brewers following the season and would not again appear in the big leagues. He began his coaching career in 1986 and has been a minor league pitching coach ever since. That includes ten years in the Twins organization. He was the pitching coach for Kenosha from 1987-1988. He moved up to Orlando in 1989. And from 1990-1996 he was the Twins minor league pitching coordinator. He has spent three of the last four seasons with the Tacoma Rainiers in the Seattle Mariners organization.