It’s a cool thing when a band you like writes a song about a guy you like .
This summer, there are three photographs I cannot delete from the album in my head.
“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”."
Moe Berg died on May 29, 1972, at age 70, from injuries sustained in a fall at home. A nurse at the Belleville, New Jersey hospital where he died recalled his final words as, “How did the Mets do today?” (They won.) His remains were cremated and spread over Mount Scopus in Israel.
Is this the most hip hop thing NPR ever did?
Yeah, most likely.
Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill