Fenway Park, Boston, MA, August 4, 1937 – Indians Frankie Pytlak  slides under the tag by Red Sox catcher/spy Moe Berg

Fenway Park, Boston, MA, August 4, 1937 – Indians Frankie Pytlak slides under the tag by Red Sox catcher/spy Moe Berg

 

Cleveland Indians base runner Frankie Pytlak slides under the tag of Red Sox catcher/spy Moe Berg in the 8th inning to cut Boston’s lead to 8-6 as umpire Bill McGowan and batter Lyn Lary look on. Pytlak, who singled to right in the inning, scored on a double by pinch hitter Billy Sullivan and that would be the closest the Indians would come in the first game of a Wednesday doubleheader. The Sox Jimmie Foxx belted his 27th home run of the season in the 5th inning off starting Indians pitcher Denny Galehouse.

Approximately five years later, Berg would join the war effort and enlist with the Nelson Rockefeller’s Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, there he would serve in the Pacific Theater as a intelligence officer helping the Doolittle Raid, he would later serve in Europe with the Office of Strategic Services serving in the Balkans. After the war Berg was awarded the Medal of Freedom, which he rejected.

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