The Mets drafted right-handed pitcher Dwight Bernard in the second round of the 1974 free agent draft. He spent the next three seasons in the minors before making his major league debut on June 29, 1978 against the Pittsburg Pirates. He pitched one inning of relief and allowed 2 hits and 1 run in the Mets 4-3 loss. He spent the remainder of the season with the Mets appearing in 30 games, all but one out of the bullpen. He finished with a 1-4 record and a 4.31 ERA. His first major league victory occurred on September 10, 1978 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched a scoreless 8th inning in the Mets 11-9 victory.
His one start as a Met came on July 20th against the Houston Astros. He allowed 2 runs over 4 innings as the Mets won 5-4.
Bernard started the 1979 season on the Mets Opening Day roster. He appeared in 17 game before being demoted to the minors in the middle of May. At the time of his demotion he had an 0-1 record with 4.50 ERA. He returned to the Mets in August and finished out the season in New York. Overall, he appeared in 32 games and posted a 0-3 record with a 4.70 ERA.
Following the season the Mets traded Dwight Bernard to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for pitcher Mark Bomback. In 62 games for the Mets he posted a 1-7 record with a 4.50 ERA.
While with the Mets Bernard wore number 28.
Dwight Bernard also played for the Milwaukee Brewers -1981,1982.