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13th Annual Freedom Luncheon
Bernardo ‘Bernie’ Carbo is a former outfielder and designated hitter who played from 1969 through 1980 for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston RedSox , Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates
On November 10, 2004, Bernie was inducted to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.
In September of 2012 Bernie was named to the 100 Year All-Fenway Park Team which consists of the top 40 Red Sox Players of all time.
Bernie is also in both The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and The Ted Williams Museum under the unsung heroes section.
"As the path of fame often does, my career bottomed out because of my alcoholism and drug addiction. My long standing substance abuse problems led to a downward spiral which got so bad that I began to deal as well as to consume the controlled substances. I hit rock bottom in 1993 after my mother committed suicide, my father passed away, and my first marriage dissolved. My ex-roommates and fellow “Buffalo Heads” Bill Lee and Ferguson Jenkins helped me find the Baseball Assistance Team (BAT), an organization that helps needy former players. This was instrumental in getting me into recovery from my addictions. While in rehab, I found that God had a plan for my life. Through the healing power of Jesus Christ, my life was dramatically changed." -Bernie Carbo