Friday, April 17, 2009

Catcher, Lawyer, Soldier, Spy

h/t robotnik

In addition playing major league ball for the Cleveland Indians, the Washington Senators, and the Sox (both Red and White), Berg graduated from Columbia Law School, studied Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, and Sanskrit, served as an OSS agent during WW2 where he had a major role in the U.S.'s decision to back Tito over other resistance leaders and the opportunity to terminate physicist Werner Heisenberg. "Terminate ... with extreme prejudice." All of Berg's adventures can be read about at J*Grit: The Internet Index of Tough Jews.

Casey Stengall called Morris "Moe" Berg "the strangest man in baseball." But, what if he had been even Stranger?

The good folks over at Mighty God King Dot Com have an interesting take on Berg, locking him in battle with J. Edgar Hoover Himself for American occult supremacy.

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