Category: Sports

In ‘The Catcher Was a Spy,’ Paul Rudd Is a Jewish Baseball Player Turned Nazi Hunter

(JTA) — It’s rare enough for a Jewish baseball player to make it to the major leagues. A New York Jew named Moe Berg took it even a step further — he added war spy to his extraordinary resume.

Berg pulled off the feat over 60 years ago. As a catcher in the majors for 15 seasons during the 1920s and 30s, he was known more for his intelligence and introverted personality — famed manager Casey Stengel once…