From his pro baseball career through his time as a World War II spy, Moe Berg ’23 followed a fascinating path. These four pieces, chosen from the University Library’s new Berg papers, illustrate some key moments.
Read more about Berg – and the newly acquired papers – here.
Courtesy of the Moe Berg Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library
Moe Berg '23 and player-manager Joe Cronin in the Boston Red Sox dugout, circa 1937. Berg played in the major leagues for 15 seasons, mostly as a backup catcher, compiling a .243 lifetime batting average.
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Howard Segal *72 *75 Says:
When Berg graduated in 1923, Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell had just instituted anti-Semitic quotas on Jewish students. Princeton, of course, has always denied doing so itself, not that anyone ever believed that. I wonder if Berg's papers say anything about being Jewish in so overwhelmingly WASP a school in his day. Or would any such comments have been sanitized?
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Slide show - Selections from the new Moe Berg '23 papers
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