As a result, you rarely find single-signed baseballs in the marketplace. Most of the Berg autographs we see today are on team sheets or album pages. You may also see signed checks circulating in the hobby.
In addition, during his life, Berg moved around quite a bit, rarely living in the same place for extended periods of time. If fans only knew sooner that Berg was a spy.
With the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, the United States was thrust into World War II. To do his part for the war effort, Berg accepted a position with Nelson Rockefeller's Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OIAA) on January 5, 1942. Nine days later, his father, Bernard, died.  During the summer of 1942, Berg screened the footage he had shot of Tokyo Bay for intelligence officers of the United States military. At one time it was thought his film may have helped Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle plan his famous Doolittle Raid, but the raid was conducted well before the summer, on April 18, 1942.From August 1942 to February 1943, Berg was on assignment in the Caribbean and South America. His job was to monitor the health and physical fitness of the American troops stationed there.
Berg, along with several other OIAA agents, left in June 1943 because they thought South America posed little threat to the United States. They wanted to be assigned to locations where their talents would be put to better use. He was a paramilitary operations officer in the part of the OSS that developed as the present-day CIA Special Activities Division.In September, he was assigned to the OSS Secret Intelligence branch (SI), and given a spot on the OSS SI Balkans desk. In this role, based in Washington, he remotely monitored the situation in Yugoslavia.
He assisted and helped prepare Slavic-Americans recruited by the OSS to go on dangerous parachute drop missions into Yugoslavia. In late 1943, Berg was assigned to Project Larson, an OSS operation set up by OSS Chief of Special Projects John Shaheen. The stated purpose of the project was to kidnap Italian rocket and missile specialists in Italy and bring them to the U.Another project hidden within Larson, was called Project AZUSA, which had the goal of interviewing Italian physicists to learn what they knew about Werner Heisenberg and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. It was similar in scope and mission to the Alsos project. From May to mid-December 1944, Berg hopped around Europe, interviewing physicists and trying to convince several to leave Europe and work in the United States. At the beginning of December, news about Heisenberg giving a lecture in Zürich reached the OSS. Berg was assigned to attend the lecture and determine if anything Heisenberg said convinced him the Germans were close to a bomb.
If Berg concluded that the Germans were close, he had orders to shoot Heisenberg; Berg determined that the Germans were not close.  During his time in Switzerland, Berg became close friends with physicist Paul Scherrer.
Berg resigned from the OSS after the war, in January 1946. In 1951, Berg begged the CIA (which replaced the OSS) to send him to the recently founded nation of Israel. "A Jew must do this", he wrote in his notebook. The CIA rejected Berg's request. But in 1952 Berg was hired by the CIA to use his old contacts from World War II to gather information about the Soviet atomic bomb project.For the next 20 years, Berg had no real job. He lived off friends and relatives who put up with him because of his charisma. When they asked what he did for a living, he would reply by putting his finger to his lips, giving them the impression that he was still a spy.  A lifelong bachelor, he lived with his brother Samuel for 17 years.
According to Samuel, Berg became moody and snappish after the war, and did not seem to care for much in life besides his books. Samuel finally grew fed up with the arrangement and asked Moe to leave, even having eviction papers drawn up.  Berg next moved in with his sister Ethel in Belleville, New Jersey, where he resided for the rest of his life. He received a handful of votes in Baseball Hall of Fame voting (four in 1958, and five in 1960).When he was criticized for "wasting" his intellectual talent on the sport he loved, Berg replied, I'd rather be a ballplayer than a justice of the U. Berg received many requests to write his memoirs, but turned them down. He almost began work on them in 1960, but he quit after the co-writer assigned to work with him confused him with Moe Howard of the Three Stooges.
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