Moe Berg

November 11, 2010 by  
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Episode 36 - Moe Berg

The Catcher Who Was a Spy

This week we honor the man who inspired the creation of Baseball PhD – Moe Berg (1902 – 1972).  Moe Berg got his PhD in life – through baseball.  Berg spoke 12 languages travelled the world, played in the major leagues and served as America’s foremost atomic spy during World War II.  Berg knew about the existence of America’s atomic bomb before President Truman!  Discover his story as Ralph Berger, Louis Jacobson, Chuck Brodsky, Linda McCarthy and our PhD Committee remember Moe Berg.




2 Comments on "Moe Berg"

  1. Bill Allegretti on Thu, 2nd Jun 2011 10:46 PM 

    Why doesn’t every American know about Moe Berg?
    His story should be a required course in American schools.
    Why hasn’t there been a movie about this remarkable man?

  2. Edward Kasputis on Thu, 2nd Jun 2011 10:58 PM 

    We agree. Someday Hollywood will wise up. I think George Clooney would make a great Berg.

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