Did you know that today in 1972, former Major Leaguer Morris “Moe” Berg died at the age of 70? Although he was a Major League Baseball star, he gained much greater fame for other roles. The multi-talented Berg earned distinction as an attorney, linguist, mathematician, moe bergand most curiously, as an American spy. During a 1934 baseball tour of Japan, Berg secretly photographed important Japanese military installations and then turned them over to the U.S. State Department. Eight years later, the U.S. military used Berg’s photographs in making the first attack on the Japanese mainland during World War II. After Berg’s playing days came to an end, he went to work for the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor to the CIA, and embarked on a series of dangerous missions throughout Germany in an effort to determine the country’s nuclear potential. You can read more about Moe Berg and watch videos on dates in MLB history by going to http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/history/mlb_history_thisweekhistory.jsp