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.
This former businessman’s massive collection of MLB-memorabilia contains the uniform pants worn by Moe Berg himself. Sports Collectors Daily has the full scoop!
Reflecting on the films of 2019, Kathryn Bernheimer called The Spy Behind Home Plate the best documentary of the year and deemed it better than the dramatic biopic of Moe Berg starring Paul Rudd. Check out that and her other favorites in the original article.
Historians recently discovered a fourth Soviet spy who was embedded in the nuclear testing in Los Alamos. Oscar Seborer, previously known only by his codename Godsend, arguably had a better understanding of the nuclear bombs than any other Soviet spy. Read the full story from The New York Times here.