Boston Red Sox coaches

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 75. Chapters: Jim Rice, Moe Berg, Eddie Yost, Don Zimmer, Johnny Pesky, Grady Little, Eddie Mayo, Harvey Haddix, Dave Magadan, Rudy York, Earle Combs, Hugh Duffy, Bobby Doerr, Bill McKechnie, Tommy Harper, Rick Burleson, Dwight Evans, Gene Lamont, Joe Morgan, Jerry Narron, Dave Ferriss, Walt Hriniak, John McLaren, Tim Johnson, Billy Herman, Darrell Johnson, Billy Gardner, Nelson Norman, Sal Maglie, Steve O'Neill, Luis Alicea, Dale Sveum, Johnny Podres, Mickey Owen, Bob Turley, Rene Lachemann, Brad Mills, Frank White, Del Baker, Dave Wallace, John Farrell, Gary Allenson, Mike Cubbage, Stan Williams, Mike Roarke, Rick Down, Joe Kerrigan, Herb Pennock, Pete Runnels, Rich Gale, Frank Shellenback, Mike Stanley, Gary Tuck, Kiki Cuyler, Richie Hebner, Bill Fischer, Ron Johnson, Mace Brown, Sammy Ellis, John Wathan, Herm Starrette, Eddie Popowski, Buddy Bailey, Al Jackson, DeMarlo Hale, Tony Cloninger, Tim Bogar, Ski Melillo, Dave Jauss, Dallas Williams, Mike Easler, Ron Jackson, Bob Coleman, Bill Haselman, Jack Onslow, Charlie Wagner, Jack Burns, Harry Malmberg, Al Bumbry, Johnny Schulte, Don Lenhardt, Al Schacht, Ralph Treuel, Dick Berardino, Dave Oliver, Lee Stange, Len Okrie, Jimmy Burke, Tony Torchia, Al Nipper, Buster Mills, Lynn Jones, Curt Young, Al Lakeman, Rob Leary, Euclides Rojas, Lefty Leifield, Rac Slider, Joe Dobson, Don Bryant, Doug Camilli, Harry Dorish, George Susce, Bob Kipper, Glenn Gregson, Jerry McNertney, Wendell Kim, Larry Woodall, Tom Daly, Bibb Falk, Bing Miller, Bill Burwell, Dave Carlucci, Tom Carey, Rudy Hulswitt, Paul Schreiber, Jack Ryan, John Cumberland. Excerpt: Morris "Moe" Berg (March 2, 1902 - May 29, 1972) was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Although he played 15 seasons in the major leagues, almost entirely for four American League teams, Berg was never more than an average player, usually used as a backup catcher, and was better known for being "the brainiest guy in baseball" than for anything he accomplished in the game. Casey Stengel once described Berg as "the strangest man ever to play baseball". A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, Berg spoke several languages and regularly read 10 newspapers a day. His reputation was fueled by his successful appearances as a contestant on the radio quiz show Information, Please! in which he answered questions about the derivation of words and names from Greek and Latin, historical events in Europe and the Far East, and ongoing international conferences. As a spy working for the government of the United States, Berg traveled to Yugoslavia to gather intelligence on resistance groups the U.S. government was considering supporting. He was then sent on a mission to Italy, where he interviewed various physicists concerning the German nuclear program. After the war, Berg was occasionally employed by the OSS's successor, the Central Intelligence Agency, but, by the mid-1950s, was unemployed. He spent the last two decades of his life without work, living with various siblings. Moe Berg was the third and last child of Bernard Berg, a pharmacist, and Rose Tashker, a homemaker, both Jewish, who lived in the Harlem section of New York City, New York, a few blocks from the Polo Grounds. When Berg was three and a half, he begged his mother to let him start school. In 1906, Bernard Berg bought a pharmacy in West Newark. In 1910 t...

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Titel
Boston Red Sox coaches
Untertitel
Jim Rice, Moe Berg, Eddie Yost, Don Zimmer, Johnny Pesky, Grady Little, Eddie Mayo, Harvey Haddix, Dave Magadan, Rudy York, Earle Combs, Hugh Duffy, Bobby Doerr, Bill McKechnie, Tommy Harper, Rick Burleson, Dwight Evans, Gene Lamont
Editor
EAN
9781155815640
ISBN
978-1-155-81564-0
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Sport
Anzahl Seiten
76
Gewicht
167g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T4mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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