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Berg, Morris (Moe)

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Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1972 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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1902 - Born on the 2nd of March in New York City, New York. American baseball player and spy.

1909 - Became part of the Roseville Methodist Episcopal Church baseball team.

1910 - Berg family moved to the Roseville section of Newark.

1918 - At the age of 16, Berg graduated from Barringer High School.

         - Newark Star-Eagle selected Berg and was named the team's third baseman.

1919 - He transferred to Princeton University.

         - Berg received a B.A., magna cum laude in modern languages.

         - Freshman year, he played first base on an undefeated team.

1923 - Berg getting two hits in four at bats (2-4) with a single and a double, and making several marvelous plays at shortstop.

         - On 27th of June he signed his first big league contract for $5,000 with the Robins.

         - Berg picked up by the Boston Red Sox.

1939 - Made his first of three appearances on the radio quiz show, Information, Please!.

1942 - Berg was on assignment in the Caribbean and South America.

1943 - Accepted a position with the Office of Strategic Services for a salary of $3,800 a year.

         - September, he was assigned to the Secret Intelligence branch of the OSS and given a place at the OSS Balkans desk.

         - Berg was assigned to Project Larson, an OSS operation set up by OSS Chief of Special Projects John Shaheen.

1944 - On 4th of May Berg left for London and the start of his mission.

1952 - Hired by the CIA to use his old contacts from World War II to find out about Soviet atomic science.

1960 - Berg received many requests to write his memoirs, but turned them down.

1972 - Moe Berg died on 29th of May from injuries sustained in a fall at home.

2000 - Inducted into the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals.

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