The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg - Study Guide Chapters 6-7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6. You Never Knew He Was Around. The 1930 and 1931 baseball seasons were lost for Berg, who was not physically well enough to play again. Therefore, in October, 1930, Moe began practicing law with a Manhattan law firm, a job that would not last long. In April of 1931, Moe was traded to the Cleveland Indians. It was about this time that Moe's eccentricities became more pronounced. In 1932, Moe was released from the Indians and quickly picked up by the Washington Senators.

Chapter 7. Strange Foreigner with Camera. In 1932, Moe made the first of two visits to Japan as a member of a team of players sent to teach the Japanese how to play baseball. Moe was fascinated with Japan, embracing all of its oddities and traditions. Moe even reportedly fell in love with one of three geishas he met at a party one night.

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