Moe Berg: “The Catcher Was a Spy” is “a dutiful laundry list of a biopic, ticking off boxes in Berg’s career — brainiac, athlete, loner, secular Jew, secret agent”

Paul Rudd plays a Jewish baseball player who becomes a spy — and yes, he is a real person
by Michael O’Sullivan
June 19, 2018

Morris “Moe” Berg was an odd duck. The baseball player and coach, who played 15 seasons for a handful of major league teams, including the Washington Senators in the early 1930s, came to be known as the “brainiest guy in baseball.” He spoke several languages…He had an undergraduate degree from Princeton and law degree from Columbia…Despite being a mediocre player, he was a favorite of sports journalists, whom he entertained with his erudition. He was also a U.S. government spy. READ MORE

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