The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg - Study Guide Chapters 3-5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3. The Stiff Collar. Moe began attending Princeton in 1919 after brief attendance at New York University. Moe was a quiet student who stayed mostly to himself. Part of the reason for this was an underlying prejudice against Jews that existed at the school at the time. Despite this, Moe was an excellent student, making high grades throughout his time at Princeton, with exception of one semester, during which he struggled in two classes. Moe was also outstanding on the baseball field. Moe played shortstop for the Princeton Tigers. His batting average was mediocre, but his performance at shortstop caught the attention of scouts from the major leagues.

After his graduation from Princeton in 1923, Moe was approached by two baseball clubs, the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Robins. Both teams were trying to find a Jewish player who would draw in the Jewish...

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