Berenyi pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 44-55 with a 4.03 ERA. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and pitched in six games. He won nine games in 1981 which was good enough to help him finish fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote. He won nine more the following season, but also lost 18 games, which was tops in the NL, despite a respectable 3.36 ERA. Berenyi had the best year of his career while pitching for the Reds and the New York Mets in 1984. He won 12 games that season with nine of those wins coming for New York. Berenyi remained with the Mets for two more years before his career ended.
Berenyi one-hit the Expos on June 7, 1981 in Cincinnati. The only hit he surrendered was a single to Andre Dawson in the fourth inning. The Reds won the game 2-0.
Bruce Berenyi – career stats