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The Moe Berg legend makes this book worth reading, though later scholarship suggests that there have have been some puffery at play, much of it originating with Berg himself.
But still. The portion of the legend that appears undisputed is amazing enough. A journeyman catcher, Princeton grad, and accomplished linguist, Berg was named to an American All–Star team that played an exhibition series in Japan in the early 1930's (it's always amused me that the Japanese did not seem to perceive that Berg ...more