Muder: New Hall of Fame exhibit tells story of player-turned-spy Moe Berg

From SABR member Craig Muder at on September 6, 2018:

Morris Berg spent 15 seasons in the big leagues, mostly as a backup catcher with teams struggling to stay out of the American League basement.

But Berg’s story remains one of baseball’s most unusual and mysterious tales – and lives on today through books, movies and a new exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Moe Berg: Big League Spy recently debuted as part of the Museum’s second-floor timeline, paying tribute to a man who – in addition to 663 big league games – compiled a resume that intrigues historians to this day.

Berg’s life is the focus of the 2018 movie “The Catcher Was a Spy,” distributed by IFC Films, which is based on the Nicholas Dawidoff book by the same name.

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Originally published: September 7, 2018. Last Updated: September 7, 2018.