PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER WAS AN SPY FOR THE US GOVERNMENT:
Morris "Moe" Berg (pictured above) was an mathematician who graduated from Princeton in 1923. Berg was also a professional baseball player who played with the Chicago White Sox as a catcher.
He was also recruited by the "CIA" because his academic achievements along with his photographic memory and mathematician skills made him a perfect candidate with an ideal cover-a baseball player who traveled frequently, domestically and abroad. When Berg traveled to Tokyo to participate in several exhibition games.
He used a miniature camera to film several structures and complexes. These photos were used in the General Doolittle raid during the war. Berg also hunted down Germany's atomic secrets while posing as a Swiss businessman.
He was also ordered to assassinate German scientist Werner Heisenberg if it was revealed that Heisenberg created weapons for Hitler, it was never proven.
On the field, Berg was an outstanding catcher who regularly received votes for the MVP award. He also enrolled in law school (night classes). He finished in just three years and passed the bar on the first try.
He would retire from professional sports to practice law. Headlines blared, "The Smartest Man In Baseball Is Hanging Up His Glove." Moe Berg would die on May 30, 1972 from injuries sustained during an fall.
His baseball card is the only baseball card on display at CIA headquarters.