This day in Jewish history / A baseball player-cum-spy signs his first contract
Moe Berg may not have had the best batting average, but he did speak seven languages, hold a law degree, and spy on Nazis during the war.
On June 27, 1923, Moe Berg signed his first contract as a major-league baseball player, earning a $5,000 salary with the Brooklyn Robins. His debut game took place the following day, when the Robins, predecessor to the Dodgers, defeated the Philadelphia Phillies. Berg’s career stretched over the next 16 seasons, but was distinguished mostly for being undistinguished. Nonetheless, he is remembered to this day as...
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