William Henry Bernhard
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 205 lb.
- Debut April 24, 1899
- Final Game September 27, 1907
- Born March 16, 1871 in Clarence, NY USA
- Died March 30, 1949 in San Diego, CA USA
Strawberry Bill Bernhard pitched nine years in the majors, winning in double figures six times. He was also a key figure in the battle between the National League and the new American League, because when he and Napoleon Lajoie jumped to the new American League, it fostered a lawsuit.
Bernhard was already 28 years old when he made his major league debut. After his time in the majors, he pitched and managed in the minors for several more years.
He was the first Cleveland pitcher to lead the American League in winning percentage, with a .783 mark. His first baseball card appearance was in the 1903 E107 Breisch Williams set. He umpired a total of four games in the American League in 1903 and 1907.
- AL Winning Percentage Leader (1902)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1900-1902, 1904 & 1906)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1904)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1900-1902, 1904 & 1906)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1904)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1908||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||75-56||1st||none|
|1909||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||82-55||2nd||none|
|1910||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||64-76||5th||none|
|1911||Memphis Turtles||Southern Association||62-71||6th||none|
|1912||Memphis Chicks||Southern Association||68-71||4th||none|
|1913||Memphis Chicks||Southern Association||64-74||6th||none|
|1917||Salt Lake City Bees||Pacific Coast League||102-97||3rd||none||none|