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The Spy Behind Home Plate

The Spy Behind Home Plate

“Authoritative and engrossing.” - Los Angeles Times

They don’t make baseball players like Moe Berg anymore. Known as ‘the brainiest man in baseball’, Berg spoke numerous languages, studied Sanskrit at the Sorbonne and during his 15 years in the major leagues liked to travel with a suitcase full of newspapers and books. The most compelling part of Berg’s story was his secret life, which saw the enigmatic man spy for the OSS, the precursor to the CIA, during WWII.

From the streets of Newark to tracking down nuclear scientist Heisenberg, Berg's improbable and extraordinary story is told with rare historical footage and revealing interviews with his Jewish family, and an all star roster from the worlds of history, sports and espionage.

  • Country

    USA

  • Year

    2019

  • Runtime

    101 mins

  • Director

    Aviva Kempner

  • Language

    English