The Spy Behind Home Plate
Monday, February 3, 7:30pm
Mayerson Hall, Skirball Museum on the historic campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
2019 ∙ Documentary ∙ 101 minutes ∙ English ∙ Aviva Kempner
Brilliant scholar-athlete Moe Berg was a Princeton and Columbia Law School graduate fluent in a half-dozen languages, and a beloved player and coach for five MLB teams during baseball's Golden Age. Upon the acceleration of WWII, Berg began spying overseas. Rare historical footage and revealing interviews drawn from the worlds of history, sports, and spy craft reveal the unlikely story of this incredible Major League Baseball player-turned-spy.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Check out a selection of art and artifacts from the Skirball Museum's collection related to Moe Berg's life and times.
In partnership with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Skirball Museum.