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1-1 With Tony Bernazard

My usually-stellar memory is a bit hazy today.

Back in my newspaper-reporting days, I remember covering a Rider-Seton Hall baseball game in which one of the Seton Hall players was Tony Bernazard Jr.

Tony Sr. was at the game and that part I recall distinctly. I know I conversed with Tony Jr., who being from Princeton, was local for our circulation.

I seem to remember approaching Tony Sr. as well and my inkling is to say he wasn't particularly pleasant, but I'm wondering if that's clouded by all the stories I've seen the last few days. I've heard/read that he isn't the nicest man around (anyone remember the Carlos Delgado quote about Bernazard being the highest-paid translator in the majors?).

There's one area in which Tony Sr. was good in a 1-1 scenario and that was on the baseball diamond itself.

Tony Sr. had four walk-off RBI in his major-league career. Three were singles and one was a sacrifice fly. Here's the weird part.

All four came in games that were tied, 1-1 at the time.

How odd is that?

True Metazards know...Tony Bernazard's first career go-ahead home run came against the Mets, a 3-run shot off Craig Swan in the 7th inning of a 9-4 10-inning Expos win on July 6, 1980.

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