The Spy Behind Home Plate is Aviva Kempner’s newest documentary that tells the true true story of catcher-turned-spy Moe Berg. Moe Berg may not be Hank Greenberg or Sandy Koufax but his story is unique for Jewish ballplayers. A year ago, the Paul Rudd-starring The Catcher Was A Spy premiered during Sundance. While that film does manage to tell Berg’s story in narrative form, the documentary goes the whole nine yards. While the biopic means…"The Spy Behind Home Plate: Moe Berg’s Story"
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In the newest American Masters, one of the greatest ballplayers to ever play the game gets profiled in Ted Williams: “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived.” Ted Williams’ final stats from his playing days should carry an asterisk. Not because of performance-enhancing drugs but because of the five years lost to military service. Williams first served time in the U.S. Marines and lost out on three seasons. Despite leaving, he would join the Reserves. When…"Ted Williams: “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived”"