Morris Berg Net Worth

Morris Berg Net Worth is
$14 Million

Morris Berg Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Morris "Moe" Berg (March 2, 1902 – May 29, 1972) was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Although he played 15 seasons in the major leagues, almost entirely for four American League teams, Berg was never more than an average player, usually used as a backup catcher, and was better known for being "the brainiest guy in baseball" than for anything he accomplished in the game. Casey Stengel once described Berg as "the strangest man ever to play baseball".A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, Berg spoke several languages and regularly read 10 newspapers a day. His reputation was fueled by his successful appearances as a contestant on the radio quiz show Information, Please in which he answered questions about the derivation of words and names from Greek and Latin, historical events in Europe and the Far East, and ongoing international conferences.As a spy working for the government of the United States, Berg traveled to Yugoslavia to gather intelligence on resistance groups the U.S. government was considering supporting. He was then sent on a mission to Italy, where he interviewed various physicists concerning the German nuclear program. After the war, Berg was occasionally employed by the OSS's successor, the Central Intelligence Agency, but, by the mid-1950s, was unemployed. He spent the last two decades of his life without work, living with various siblings.

Date Of BirthMarch 2, 1902
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
Star SignPisces
1Member of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
2Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.
3During his pro baseball career, he often studied Latin, Sanskrit, and medieval French in the bullpen. During the off-seasons, he earned a law degree at Columbia; later in life, he practiced law.
4He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton in 1923. He was the star first baseman on the baseball team, and majored in languages. He studied French, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Greek, and German.
5Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.
6Member of 1933 American League Champion Washington Senators team.
7Made major league debut on 27 June 1923.
8Shortstop with the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, 1923. Catcher with the American League's Chicago White Sox (1926-1930), Cleveland Indians (1931 & 1934[end]), Washington Senators (1932-1934[start]), and Boston Red Sox (1935-1939).

Archive Footage

War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History2001Video documentaryHimself
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