Sport: Catcher Unmasked

Radio fans two winters ago were astounded to hear a ballplayer guest-starring on Information Please. He hit safely on the following: the difference between poi, soy, loy, oy; the gist of the Bordereau letter; an outline of the Willy-Nicky correspondence; the names of this generation's brightest comet, brightest planet, brightest satellite, brightest star. The ballplayer who made John Kieran look dumb was Morris ("Moe") Berg, catcher-coach of the Boston Red Sox.

Beetle-browed, 38-year-old Moe Berg—Princeton '23, Columbia Law School '27 and the Sorbonne at one time or another—is indeed the antithesis of Ring Lardner's...

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