“MLB catcher ‘Professor’ Moe Berg has been awarded a Medal of Freedom and was the subject of a Hollywood movie. Now, an exhibit showcases his national achievements”

Meet the Jewish major-leaguer and WWII spy honored by baseball’s Hall of Fame
by Rich Tenorio
October 8, 2018

…Berg’s [Princeton, 1923, magna cum laude] education made him as much a rarity as his Judaism when he made his major-league debut for the Brooklyn Robins the same year as his graduation. “In his day, the average pro ballplayers mostly did not go to college,” Shieber explained. “Eighty or 90 years ago, it was uncommon. Some people might say he is remembered for being a Jewish baseball player, of which there were not a whole lot of. He should be even more remembered for being a scholarly ballplayer. READ MORE

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