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Moe Berg

A real patriot.  What a career!



Great Story!!


Charles Van Lierre MPHS Jan 66

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Morris "Moe" Berg (March 2, 1902 – May 29, 1972) was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Although he played 15 seasons in the major leagues, almost entirely for four American League teams, Berg was never more than an average player, usually used as a backup catcher, and was better known for being "the brainiest guy in baseball" than for anything he accomplished in the game. Casey Stengel once described Berg as "the strangest man ever to play baseball".

A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, Berg spoke several languages and regularly read 10 newspapers a day. His reputation was fueled by his successful appearances as a contestant on the radio quiz show Information, Please in which he answered questions about the derivation of words and names from Greek and Latin, historical events in Europe and the Far East, and ongoing international conferences.

As a spy working for the government of the United States, Berg traveled to Yugoslavia to gather intelligence on resistance groups the U.S. government was considering supporting. He was then sent on a mission to Italy, where he interviewed various physicists concerning the German nuclear program. After the war, Berg was occasionally employed by the OSS's successor, the Central Intelligence Agency, but, by the mid-1950s, was unemployed. He spent the last two decades of his life without work, living with various siblings.


  1. Moe Berg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berg
    Wikipedia
    Morris "MoeBerg (March 2, 1902 – May 29, 1972) was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of ...
  2. The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by ...

    www.goodreads.com › Sports › Baseball
    Goodreads
     Rating: 3.6 - ‎808 votes
    Not only was Moe Berg a catcher for the Red Sox and one of the first Jewish ... I can't honestly remember how I came across Moe Berg's name, but when I first ...
  3. ESPN Classic - Moe Berg: Catcher and spy - ESPN.com

    espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Berg_Moe.html
    ESPN
    Moe Berg was a major league catcher who was also a spy.

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  4. Episode 36 - Moe Berg podcast - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-WrfY50JdI
    Mar 15, 2011 - Uploaded by baseballphd
    Discover his story as Ralph Berger, Louis Jacobson, Chuck Brodsky, Linda McCarthy and our PhD Committee ...
  5. Moe Berg Podcast : Baseball PhD

    www.baseballphd.net/tag/moe-berg-podcast
    Moe Berg got his PhD in life – through baseball. ... Berger, Louis Jacobson, Chuck Brodsky, Linda McCarthy and our PhD Committee remember Moe Berg.
  6. Moe Berg : Baseball PhD

    www.baseballphd.net/tag/moe-berg
    Mar 3, 2014 - Ed, Farley & Mark review Moe Berg's famous article that Berg wrote for the ... Linda McCarthy and our PhD Committee remember Moe Berg.
  7. The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

    www.nytimes.com/1994/07/14/.../dawidoff.html
    The New York Times
    Jul 14, 1994 - By now many readers know the most prominent mythic features of the famous athlete-scholar-spy Moe Berg (1902-1972). How he lasted 17 ...
  8. The Amazing Life of Moe Berg: Catcher, Scholar, Spy: Tricia ...

    www.amazon.com/The-Amazing...Moe-Berg/.../15629461...
    Amazon.com
    The Amazing Life of Moe Berg: Catcher, Scholar, Spy [Tricia Andryszewski] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping ... I can't even remember who wrote it. I checked it ...
  9. Moe Berg (moeTPOH) on Twitter

    https://twitter.com/moeTPOH
    The latest from Moe Berg (@moeTPOH). I was a rock star now I'm a producer.
  10. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection

    books.google.com/books?isbn=142990383X
    Gardner Dozois - 2007 - ‎Fiction
    The Baseball Encyclopedia states that Moe Berg hit six home runs in a major- league career ... I remember, for example, Moe Berg's seventh home run.

Moe Berg

A real patriot.  What a career!



Great Story!!


Charles Van Lierre MPHS Jan 66

______

Morris "Moe" Berg (March 2, 1902 – May 29, 1972) was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Although he played 15 seasons in the major leagues, almost entirely for four American League teams, Berg was never more than an average player, usually used as a backup catcher, and was better known for being "the brainiest guy in baseball" than for anything he accomplished in the game. Casey Stengel once described Berg as "the strangest man ever to play baseball".

A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, Berg spoke several languages and regularly read 10 newspapers a day. His reputation was fueled by his successful appearances as a contestant on the radio quiz show Information, Please in which he answered questions about the derivation of words and names from Greek and Latin, historical events in Europe and the Far East, and ongoing international conferences.

As a spy working for the government of the United States, Berg traveled to Yugoslavia to gather intelligence on resistance groups the U.S. government was considering supporting. He was then sent on a mission to Italy, where he interviewed various physicists concerning the German nuclear program. After the war, Berg was occasionally employed by the OSS's successor, the Central Intelligence Agency, but, by the mid-1950s, was unemployed. He spent the last two decades of his life without work, living with various siblings.


  1. Moe Berg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berg
    Wikipedia
    Morris "MoeBerg (March 2, 1902 – May 29, 1972) was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of ...
  2. The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by ...

    www.goodreads.com › Sports › Baseball
    Goodreads
     Rating: 3.6 - ‎808 votes
    Not only was Moe Berg a catcher for the Red Sox and one of the first Jewish ... I can't honestly remember how I came across Moe Berg's name, but when I first ...
  3. ESPN Classic - Moe Berg: Catcher and spy - ESPN.com

    espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Berg_Moe.html
    ESPN
    Moe Berg was a major league catcher who was also a spy.

    • Image result for Remember MOE BERG
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    More images for Remember MOE BERG

  4. Episode 36 - Moe Berg podcast - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-WrfY50JdI
    Mar 15, 2011 - Uploaded by baseballphd
    Discover his story as Ralph Berger, Louis Jacobson, Chuck Brodsky, Linda McCarthy and our PhD Committee ...
  5. Moe Berg Podcast : Baseball PhD

    www.baseballphd.net/tag/moe-berg-podcast
    Moe Berg got his PhD in life – through baseball. ... Berger, Louis Jacobson, Chuck Brodsky, Linda McCarthy and our PhD Committee remember Moe Berg.
  6. Moe Berg : Baseball PhD

    www.baseballphd.net/tag/moe-berg
    Mar 3, 2014 - Ed, Farley & Mark review Moe Berg's famous article that Berg wrote for the ... Linda McCarthy and our PhD Committee remember Moe Berg.
  7. The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

    www.nytimes.com/1994/07/14/.../dawidoff.html
    The New York Times
    Jul 14, 1994 - By now many readers know the most prominent mythic features of the famous athlete-scholar-spy Moe Berg (1902-1972). How he lasted 17 ...
  8. The Amazing Life of Moe Berg: Catcher, Scholar, Spy: Tricia ...

    www.amazon.com/The-Amazing...Moe-Berg/.../15629461...
    Amazon.com
    The Amazing Life of Moe Berg: Catcher, Scholar, Spy [Tricia Andryszewski] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping ... I can't even remember who wrote it. I checked it ...
  9. Moe Berg (moeTPOH) on Twitter

    https://twitter.com/moeTPOH
    The latest from Moe Berg (@moeTPOH). I was a rock star now I'm a producer.
  10. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection

    books.google.com/books?isbn=142990383X
    Gardner Dozois - 2007 - ‎Fiction
    The Baseball Encyclopedia states that Moe Berg hit six home runs in a major- league career ... I remember, for example, Moe Berg's seventh home run.