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.
Moe Berg began his professional baseball career as an infielder; He finished his career as a catcher.
From the Washington Post: As the last WWII spies die off, a private eye hopes to build a museum to keep their legacy alive
“’I’m head of a very dangerous group of senior citizens,’ says OSS Society president Charles Pinck, slouched across from me at a table in Le Pain Quotidien’s Georgetown outpost. The 54-year-old is dressed in khakis and a plaid shirt, and perched atop his tousled silver-blond hair is a black cap emblazoned with the initials of […]
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On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The attack led the United States to formally enter World War II and prompted Moe Berg to retire from baseball and take a post as a Goodwill Ambassador to Latin America. Before he left for South America, Berg made a radio broadcast. On February 24, 1942, […]