Award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner tells the real story of Moe Berg, major league baseball player turned spy. 

In this first ever feature-length documentary about the enigmatic Berg, Kempner again focuses her camera on a little-known Jewish hero. From the streets of Newark to five major league teams during baseball’s Golden Age to his secret life spying for the OSS during WWII…Berg’s improbable story is told with rare historical footage and revealing interviews with family and an All-Star roster from the worlds of history, sports and spy craft.

From Hank Greenberg to Moe Berg, the Ciesla Foundation scores with another film about baseball, history, and heroism.

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The Spy Behind Home Plate is a documentary about Moe Berg, an enigmatic Jewish catcher during baseball’s Golden Age who joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to spy for the U.S. on the Nazis’ atomic bomb program.

Aviva Kempner Shows Work-in-Progress at SABR Day 2019

January 28, 2019Every year, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) hosts SABR Day across the country. This is the organization’s annual “Hot Stove gathering to celebrate the beginning of a new baseball season.” It is always held on the weekend...

The Spy Behind Home Plate Sets Opening Day for May 24, 2019

NEW DOCUMENTARY THE SPY BEHIND HOME PLATE TELLS THE REAL STORY OF MOE BERG, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER TURNED WWII SPY Latest Biopic From the Maker of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Award-Winning Filmmaker Aviva Kempner Sets Opening Day for May 24, 2019,...

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