The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. Nicholas Dawidoff.

The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

New York, New York, U.S.A. Pantheon Books, 1994. First. Cloth. AS NEW IN PRISTINE DUST JACKET. First edition/printing. Cloth, 453 pps. with index, bibliography; illustrated. Biography of one of the most interesting men ever to play major league baseball, catcher Moe Berg. A brilliant scholar with a talent for languages, Berg was a Princeton graduate who became a mediocre major leage back-up spending seasons with the Dodgers, Red Sox and Senators (it was said of Moe That he could speak seven languages but couldn't hit in any of them). His secret life, however, was as a spy for Army intellegence beginning in the mid-1930s when he secretly took photos of Tokyo during a barnstorm tour with Babe Ruth and other major league stars. Berg was also assigned a number of critical missions behind Nazi lines during the war. A book which is becoming increasingly uncommon, particularly so in such fine condition. As New / As New. Item #D7673
ISBN: 0679415661

Price: $14.50

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