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Morris "Moe" Berg
Birth: Mar. 2, 1902
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 29, 1972
Belleville
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Baseball player and Intelligence Agent. Moe Berg was one of the most unusual personalities on the American scene. A Princeton graduate, he played the 1923 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers as a reserve infielder before abandoning baseball to study at the Sorbonne and attend Columbia Law School. He returned to baseball in 1926 with the Chicago White Sox, converting to catcher in 1927. He would go on to a fifteen-season career, mostly as a defensive reserve, with the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, and the Boston Red Sox. He also toured Japan with Babe Ruth's All-Stars in 1934, secretly making films of Tokyo that would later be used in the Doolittle raid. Retiring as a player in 1939, he coached for the Red Sox in 1940 and 1941. Berg joined military intelligence in 1942, first with the Office of Inter-American Affairs, then moved to the Office of Strategic Services in 1944. While with the OSS, he tracked the progress of Werner Heisenberg and the German Atomic project, correctly determining that Heisenberg posed no threat to national security. After the war, he did not adjust to civilian life. Aside from a two-year stint with the CIA in 1952-54 and some isolated consulting jobs, Berg mostly subsisted on the hospitality of his family and famous friends, including Nelson Rockerfeller, Joe Cronin, and Jimmy Breslin. His last words were: "How did the Mets do today?" (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Plot: Scattered on Mount Scopus in Israel
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Stuthehistoryguy
Record added: May 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7481487
Morris Moe Berg
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Morris Moe Berg
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you. Thank you for your service to this great country of ours.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: May. 29, 2016

- Skip
 Added: Dec. 16, 2015

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 Added: Nov. 27, 2015
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