Bernard Edmund Neis
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 160 lb.
- Debut April 14, 1920
- Final Game October 2, 1927
- Born September 26, 1895 in Bloomington, IL USA
- Died November 29, 1972 in Inverness, FL USA
Outfielder Bernie Neis played eight seasons in the majors, accumulating almost 2,000 at-bats. While he was not usually a particularly strong hitter, he did hit .303 in 1924, a year in which the 1924 National League as a whole hit .283.
1923 was the only season in which he had 400+ at-bats.
As a rookie in 1920 he appeared in the 1920 World Series.
The New York Times of May 14, 1920 described Bernie Neis day, in honor of Bernie and featuring a brass band. When Bernie came up to bat in the third inning, "the proceedings were halted while the presentation of a purse of $800 in gold was made".
After his major league days he continued to play for years in the minors. He typically hit over .300 in the minors, with a high of .347 in 52 games with Buffalo in 1926.
He was a player-manager at Huntington in 1933.
After his playing days ended, he was a fishing guide in Florida.
The book Baseball Visions of the Roaring Twenties has a photo of Bernie.