Moe Berg might be the most famous .243 hitter in Major League Baseball.
The former catcher, whose 15-year career included two separate but brief stints with the Indians, was the subject of last year’s movie, “The Catcher Was a Spy,” based on the biography of the same name, starring Paul Rudd as Berg, focusing on his World War II exploits with the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner to the CIA.
It was once said that Moe Berg could speak seven languages – but not hit a curveball in any of them.
Berg, whose itinerant baseball career included two stops in Cleveland, didn’t have to be a good hitter in the days when catchers were more prized for their skill calling games and with the leather than with the bat. But it’s his post-baseball life that’s of interest to moviemakers.