The Hecla Miners team from Butte, Montana had played against Bernie enough times to know that they needed him playing on their side. In the late 1930's, they successfully recruited Bernie to play shortstop for their team. The Montana Standard claimed
Same Heavy Hitters Play Again Today... "Pajnich, Butte, and Mayer of the visitors slam out four hits each in opening of big annual feud." Bernie was named to the All Star team which played at Hearne Park.
time in Montana, Bernie bacame an official scout for the Cincinnati Reds. The papers referred to him as... Bernie Mayer, a well-known player here and northwest agent for the Cincinnati Reds of the National League.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review
had a service column that answered questions sent in by readers. The 9th question in the September 2, 1940 edition asked... Where to address Bernie Mayer, Cincinnati Reds' baseball scout? Answer- Burke, Idaho. As would always be true, wherever he had gone,
no one could ever forget Bernie.