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The Catcher Was a Spy

Born in 1902, Moe Berg was a catcher for five teams during his 15 year career that spanned from 1923 to 1939. Berg only hit a .243 in his career, but was unlike any ball player that has ever taken the field.

He was a master of 12 languages and graduated from Princeton University and Columbia Law School. In addition, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. He was also a spy for the United States government before and during World War II.

This document, issued to Berg by the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) was for his most important and perilous mission: the capture of head Nazi nuclear scientist Werner Heisenberg.