The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Themes

Nicholas Dawidoff
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Low Self-Esteem

Moe Berg would always be mediocre. When he became a professional baseball player, Moe had the stuff to be a star, but he purposely sabotaged himself by returning late for spring training and performing badly and later by attending law school, a decision that forced him to miss whole sections of the regular season. Later, when Moe began to shine as a catcher, he injured his knee and caused himself to be permanently relegated to third stringer.

As a student, Moe shone. In baseball, Moe was known as Professor Moe because of his prestigious education and his talent with multiple languages. However, late in life when Moe could have made a fortune with his education doing any number of things, he chose to turn his back to a steady income and instead become a transient, living off of the kindness of friends and acquaintances.

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