Hooks & Runs

168 - Moe Berg: Good Field, No Hit, All American w/ Katie Sanders

September 12, 2023 A podcast about baseball, music and culture.
Hooks & Runs
168 - Moe Berg: Good Field, No Hit, All American w/ Katie Sanders
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Katie S. Sanders (www.katiessanders.com) is a freelancer based in New York City who writes about innovation, history, and fascinating people/things overlooked by history and media. She joined this podcast this week to discuss the enigmatic and mysterious Moe Berg, a long-time back-up catcher for five Major League teams in the 20s and 30s who later earned a Medal of Honor for his spy efforts for the Office of Strategic Services  during World War II. Sanders, who

The documentary, "The Catcher  Was A Spy," directed by Aviva Kempner: https://spybehindhomeplate.org/
The Ben Lewin directed motion picture "The Spy Behind Home Plate," starring Paul Rudd and Sienna Miller.
The Nicholas Dawidoff book, "The Spy Behind Home Plate" is available at our Bookshop.org link below.
Katie Sanders' article, "How Moe Berg went from playing for 5 MLB teams to being a US spy in WWII who thwarted Nazi efforts to build a nuclear bomb."
Katie Sanders' article discussed in the episode on the spy Pierre Julien Ortiz.

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Introducing Katie Sanders
Young Moe Berg
Moe Berg goes to Japan
Moe Berg, the OSS and the Manhattan Project
Moe Berg after the War.
More about Katie Sanders