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Jewcy Review: ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’

Today on Jewcy: The true story of a Jewish baseball player sent by the United States to take out a Nazi during World War II

Abe Fried-Tanzer
June 19, 2018

The opening titles of the new film The Catcher Was a Spy set the scene in 1938, when the Nazis tapped physicist Werner Heisenberg to build an atomic bomb. “In response, the U.S. government sent a Jewish baseball player to assassinate him,” reads the subsequent cue card.

Abe Fried-Tanzer, a Jewcy contributor, writes about film at