The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg - Study Guide Chapters 8-9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8. Mr. Berg, You've Been Brilliant. In April of 1935, Moe took a job as a catcher with the Red Sox. In Boston, Berg's reputation as an adequate catcher and terrible batter would continue. As Moe began to play less and less, he began spending a great deal of his time talking in the bullpen.

In 1939, Moe appeared on a radio show called Information, Please! Moe would be asked back two more times, but when he was asked legal and sports questions on his third visit, both questions he had specifically requested he not be asked, Moe was rude and never returned to the show. Thanks to the show, and the growing Jewish fan base, Moe became something of a celebrity during this time period. It was also during this time that Ted Williams joined the Red Sox. Moe acted as something of a...

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