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George Steinbrenner: The Legacy of The Boss




George Steinbrenner & The History of The Yankees In July

The passing of George Steinbrenner  on July 13, 2010 has garnered much attention in the media. An understanding of the “sacred arts” would give us insights not offered in the various media outlets.

Born George Michael Steinbrenner on July 4, 1930, we see from the perspective of numerology the cosmic influences of numbers 4, 5, 6 and 8.

We observe the presence of the number 4 in the life and death of Steinbrenner. He passed away on July 13, 2010, “13” when added to itself gives us 4: 13=1+3=4. 

13 also appears in Steinbrenner’s chart when we look at the year of his birth. Steinbrenner’s  birthday for the year when added to itself gives us 4: 1930=1+9+3+0=13=1+3=4!  The number 4 is evident with the day of the month, Steinbrenner was born which is on the 4th of July.

The birthday of a person offers us the supporting influence added to the Life Path. It serves as a modifier to the Life Path. These are traits that an individual has brought into this life much as with the more important and dominating traits shown by the Life Path.  Someone born on the 4th of the month may have assistance in achieving or find challenges in the following areas:

  • Becoming a better manager and organizer.
  • Be more responsible and self-disciplined than  Life Path suggested because of this date.
  • Sincere and honest, a person born on the 4th of the month is a serious and hard-working individual.
  • Limitations may be imposed by this 4 energy, especially if this number is active elsewhere in one’s personal reading.
  • Feelings are likely to seem somewhat repressed at times.
  • The number 4 has something of an inhibiting effect on ability to show and express affections, as feeling are very closely regulated and controlled.
  • Even if it by itself, you are apt to be much more practical, rational, and conscious of details.
  • There is a good deal of rigidity and stubbornness associated with the number 4.

One of Steinbrenner’s first jobs in sports was as the assistant to legendary college football coach Woody Hayes at Ohio State University. Hayes would win 3 national titles and 13 Big Ten Conference championships. Hayes compiled an overall record of  238-72-10. 238=2+3+8=13.

Steinbrenner’s Life Path number which we get from the sum of his birthdate, also reveal things consistent with what we have come to know about him. Born on July 4, 1930, Steinbrenner’s life path number is 6: 7+4+1+9+3+0=24=2+4=6.

Those with the life path number 6 are identified as:

  • The Life Path related to leadership by example and assumption of responsibility. 
  • Obligated to pick up the burden and always be ready to help.
  • The majority with Life Path 6,  are the ones who will willingly carry far more than their fair share of any load, and  are always there when needed.
  • They take ownership and often become an authority over the situation.
  • Being too critical of others; you also have a tendency to become too hard on themselves.
  • The misuse of this Life Path produce tendencies for one to engage in exaggeration, over-expansiveness, and self-righteousness. Modesty and humility may not flow easily.
  • Imposing one’s views in an interfering or meddling way must be an issue of concern.

Steinbrenner’s full name under the Pythagorean numerology method gives us the number 8. While under the Chaldean numerology method applied to his full name, we get the number 10. When we apply the Chaldean numerology method to the name he was known by “George Steinbrenner”, we get the number 69 which becomes the compound number “6+9=15”.

One writer on the compound number 15, derived from using the Chaldean method of numerology states:

 “This is a number of occult significance, of magic and mystery; but as a rule it does not represent the higher side of occultism, its meaning being that the persons represented by it will use every art of magic they can to carry out their purpose.

 If associated with a good or fortunate single number, it can be very lucky and power­ful, but if associated with one of the peculiar numbers, such as a 4 or an 8, the person it represents will not hesitate to use any sort of art, or even ”black-magic,” to gain what he or she desires.

It  is peculiarly associated with “good talkers,” often with elo­quence, gifts of music and art and a dramatic personality, combin­ed with a certain voluptuous temperament and strong personal magnetism. For obtaining money, gifts, and favours from others it is a fortunate number.”

Notice in the above referenced quote, the writer mentions the link between the number 15 to numbers 4 and 8 spoken of earlier in this article. 

 Both methods show us that Steinbrenner lived up to his cosmic expectations.

The sum total of one’s full name gives us the “destiny” or “expression number”. People who are have a number 8 destiny or expression number are said to have the following traits:

  • Direction of growth in one’s lifetime will be a move up the ladder of attainment in the material world, to achieve financial security, and status amongst their peers.
  • The positive 8 Destiny produces individuals that are very ambitious and goal-oriented. If they are expressing the positive qualities of 8, they are an outstanding manager because they can plan, initiate, and complete projects; they are very dependable and determined.
  • The 8 Destiny makes one well-equipped to develop and grow in a managerial sense.
    They have outstanding potential for organizational and administrative responsibilities.
  • They have the potential for considerable achievement in business or other powerful positions such as government leadership roles. 
  • They have the skill and abilities to establish or operate a business with great efficiency.
  • Number 8 people can expect to receive the financial and material rewards.
  • They would have good judgment when it comes to money and commercial matters, and understand how to build and accumulate material wealth.
  • Much of their success must come due to your ability to judge character.
  • With the number 8 Destiny, they must exercise sound judgment in most of their affairs; they must be realistic and practical in your approach to business matters.
  • No one has any more energy that a person with the 8 Destiny who has a plan laid and is starting to work. No one has any more self-confidence, either.
  • If  a person has too much of the 8 energy in their makeup, they may express some of the negative attitudes. A negative 8 can be very rigid and stubborn. Ambition sometimes has a way of becoming over-ambition, and they may express an unreasonable impatience with the lack of progress.
  • If their negative side is showing, they may be too exacting, both of  themselves and of others. Sometimes this can even becomes a case of intolerance.
  • The Destiny 8 is on a quest for status and power.
  • Neither of these drives are inherently negative unless they are taken to an extreme.

George Steinbrenner definitely expressed both the positive and negative traits of the number 8 destiny number. Steinbrenner’s modus operandi of establishing a winning culture, firing managers, clash with certain players, being banned from baseball and being a huge success in business all fit under the characteristics good and bad of the number 8 destiny number.

 The number 8 also appears in Steinbrenner’s age at the time of his passing, which was 80 years old,  and when added to itself gives us the number 8: 8+0=8.

Under the Chaldean method Steinbrenner’s destiny or expression number with his full name is 10. Personal traits, expectations and areas of influence for individuals who operate on the number 10:

  • “Symbolized as the “Wheel of Fortune”.
  • It is a number of honor, of faith and self-confidence, of rise and fall.
  • One’s name will be known for good or evil, according to one’s desires.
  •  It is a fortunate number in the sense that one’s plans are likely to be car­ried out.”

We see that whether using the Pythagorean or Chaldean method an accurate analysis of George Steinbrenner is provided!

Steinbrenner is unique in that he was born and made his transition in the same month! As mentioned earlier, his birthdate July 4, 1930 or 7/4/1930 equals: 7+4+1+9+3+0=24=2+4=6. In the date of his birth, we have an embedded reference to the supposed birthdate of the United States of America, with the month and day of birth of Steinbrenner.  Combined with Steinbrenner’s first name “George”, which is also the first name of the 1st president of America, George Washington, the reference to America with him is more profound.

With the year 1930, which gives us 1+9+3+0=13, we have the number of the original colonies that later became the founding states to comprise the USA.

Thus within the birth of Steinbrenner, and his first name”George”, we have a mystic coded reference to the origins of the country in which he was born.

When we look at the date of his passing, on July 13, 2010 we get: 7-13-2010=7+1+3+2+0+1+0=14=1+4=5 or 7+13+2+0+1+0=23=2+3=5.  Some aspects of the number 14 are:

  • It is the number of the good and the charity.
  • According to the Ancient Kemet legend, the body of Osiris was cut into 14 pieces whose 13 was found by Isis, the 14th, the penis, having been devoured by the fishes.
  • In Kemet, the Amenti, area where go the souls of deaths, westward of the Nile, was divided in 14 parts.
  • The date of the World Trade Center Attack, when added in the following way: 9+1+1+2+0+0+1=14.

The reference to the number 14 to charity is observed in news on the death of George Steinbrenner, where it was mentioned in various media outlets of the numerous anonymous donations he made, while alive.

The number 23 is recognized in the sacred arts by various writers as:

  • Representation of “the principle of organization 3, acting on the differentiation of the world in spirit and matter 20, to allow precisely the incarnation of the spirit in the matter, 2 + 3 = 5”.
  • The Roman Catholic Church counts on the whole 23 dogmas: twelve are included in the symbol of the apostles and eleven have been defined by the Church
  • In Aleister Crowley’s Cabalistic Dictionary, he defines the number 23 as the number of “parting, removal, separation, joy, a thread, and life…”
  • Over 50% of the national media is owned by 23 major corporations, as reported by Noam Chomsky.
  • The I Ching Hexagram 23 means “Break Apart”. Telegrapher’s use 23 as the code for ‘break the line’.
  • July 23rd is both the Sumerian and Ancient Kemet New Years.
  • In the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the 23rd path is associated with the Hanged Man Tarot Card.
  • Psalms 23: “The Lord is my Shepherd..”  *Remember that Bob Sheppard passed away two days before Steinbrenner. Compare “Shepherd” to “Sheppard”.
  • World Trade Center Attack occurred on 9-11-2001, which gives us: 9+11+2+0+0+1=23
  • .The Knights Templar, the order of soldier monks who eventually fell foul of the Vatican and have been the subject of conspiracy theories about the Holy Grail, had 23 Grand Masters.
  • 2/3=0.666 (The Devil’s number)
  • The date that the Titanic sank, 4/15/1912, 4+1+5+1+9+1+2=23.
  • December 23, 2012 is the day the classic Mayans said the world would end.

Steinbrenner signed Dave Winfield to a ten-year $23 million dollar contract in 1980s, then the largest amount paid to a baseball player. Don Mattingly wore the number 23.

 Both numbers 14 and 23 when added to themselves equal five. According to writer Ian Grant the number five in the occult tradition carries the following meaning:

“The sum of the first even and odd numbers (2 + 3) is 5.

(To the Pythagoreans 1 was not a number and was not odd.) It therefore symbolizes human life and—in the Platonic and Pythagorean traditions—marriage, as the sum of the female 2 and the male 3.

The Pythagoreans discovered the five regular solids (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron; now known as the Platonic solids).

Early Pythagoreanism acknowledged only four of these, so the discovery of the fifth (the dodecahedron, with 12 pentagonal faces) was something of an embarrassment. Perhaps for this reason 5 was often considered exotic and rebellious.

The number 5 was associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar and her Roman parallel, Venus, and the symbol for both was the five-pointed star, or pentagram.

 In England a knot tied in the form of the pentagram is called a lover’s knot because of this association with the goddess of love.

In Manichaeism 5 has a central position: the first man had five sons; there are five elements of light (ether, wind, water, light, and fire) and a further five of darkness. The body has five parts; there are five virtues and five vices.

The number 5 was also important to the Maya, who placed a fifth point at the centre of the four points of the compass.

The five fingers of the human hand lent a certain mystery to 5, as did the five extremities of the body (two arms, two legs, head).

A human placed in a circle with outspread arms and legs approximates the five points of a pentagon, and if each point is joined to its second-nearest neighbour a pentagram results.

This geometric figure is central to occultism, and it plays a prominent role in summoning spells whereby it is supposed to trap a demon, or devil, who can then be compelled to do the sorcerer’s bidding.

 The belief that 5 was sacred led to an extra element, augmenting the traditional four that made a human being. This fifth essence, or quintessence, is the origin of the word quintessential.

In Islam 5 is a sacred number. Foremost are the five Pillars of Islam: declaration of faith (shahadah), prayer (salat), fasting during Ramadan, giving alms (zakat), and making the pilgrimage to Mecca (the hajj). Prayers are said five times every day. There are five categories of Islamic law and five law-giving prophets (Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad).”

Steinbrenner as a ship builder dealt with the water and the number 5 is considered sacred to the Yoruba and their inspired off-shoots in honoring the “goddess” Oshun.  Oshun is said to influence attainment of wealth. Steinbrenner as a shipbuilder and owner of the Yankees was a very rich man!  In ancient Kemet the number 5 was:

“Written as two (II) above three (III), or as a star. There were powerful underlying reasons for such choices. Five incorporates the principles of polarity (II) and reconciliation (III). All phenomena without exception, are polar in nature, treble in principle. Therefore five is the key to the understanding of the manifested universe.

The relationship of two to three, in harmonical proportion, gives a tone which was not a likeness of one, but a tone which presents a new and powerful relationship to one. As such, five is called the first universal number.

This unique two to three relationship is the reason for the reverence in which five has been held in so many cultures. In ancient Kemet, the symbol for a star was drawn with five points. The Star was the Kemet symbol for both destiny and the number five. The ideal of the realized man was to become a star, and to become one of the company of Ra. 

The five-pointed stars were the homes of departed souls, as confirmed in the Unas Funerary Texts (known as the Pyramid Texts): Heru (Horus) is the personification of the goal of all initiated teachings, and therefore associated with the number five.”

Five was seen in Ancient Kemet with the “birth” of the five elements from the primordial  four:

  • Ausar (Osiris) the God of omnipotence and omniscience.
  • Auset (Isis) counterpart to Ausar,the female principle.
  • Set (Seth) personification of the opposite of good.
  •  Nephthys, female counterpart to Set and
  •  Atum (Atom) the creative principle of all creation.

When we further explore the relationship between the life of George Steinbrenner and the history of the New York Yankees, we see that the month of July is very important.

On July 30, 1990 Steinbrenner received a lifetime ban from baseball from then  baseball commissioner Fay Vincent after he paid a gambler named Howie Spira $40,000 to dig up “dirt” on Winfield, who had sued the Yankees for failing to pay Winfield’s foundation $300,000, a guaranteed stipulation in his contract.

The following is a list below of other events important in Yankees history, from New York Yankees MLB website that have taken place in July. (The Fay Vincent suspension was not included on their list):

  • July 4, 1939: “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” is held at Yankee Stadium. His uniform number (4) is the first to be retired in Major League Baseball and Gehrig makes his famous “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” speech.
  • July 17, 1941: Joe DiMaggio’s consecutive-game hitting streak ends at 56 when he goes 0-for-3 in a 4-3 Yankees’ win at Cleveland. Indians’ third baseman Ken Keltner twice robs DiMaggio of hits with great fielding plays. DiMaggio then hits in the next 16 straight games to give him hits in 72 of 73 games.
  • July 24, 1978: Billy Martin resigns as manager.
  • July 25, 1978: Bob Lemon is named manager, replacing Billy Martin.
  • July 29, 1978: On Old Timer’s Day, the Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become general manager.
  • July 4, 1983: Dave Raghetti pitches only the sixth regular-season no-hitter in franchise history and the first since 1951, a 4-0 win vs. the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
  • July 24, 1983: The Yankees and Kansas City play the infamous “Pine Tar” game at Yankee Stadium as George Brett hits a two-out, ninth-inning home run off Goose Gossage to give the Royals an apparent 5-4 lead. The umpires nullify the homer because the pine tar on Brett’s bat is above the allowable 18 inches and Brett is called out for using an illegal bat. The Yankees win 4-3 (see Aug 18, 1983).
  • July 18, 1987: Don Mattingly homers off Texas’ Jose Guzman to tie Dale Long’s Major-League record of hitting a home run in eight consecutive games (Mattingly hits 10 home runs during the streak).
  • July 18, 1999: On “Yogi Berra Day,” David Cone tosses only the 15th regular-season perfect game in baseball history one season after David Wells accomplishes the feat. Coincidentially, Don Larsen–who tossed a perfect game in the 1956 World Series–throws out the ceremonial first pitch.
  • July 1, 2004: Derek Jeter makes a spectacular catch against the Red Sox, diving into the stands. John Flaherty wins the game with an RBI single in the 13th inning, leading New York to a three-game sweep in one of the more memorable regular-season games in the Bronx in years.

Now we can add the passing of Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner to the list of notable events in Yankees’ history to take place in July.

*Photo: Sports Ilustrated CNN.Com

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