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MLB Umpire Eric Cooper Dies @ 52

MLB umpire Eric Cooper dies at 52; did playoffs 2 weeks ago

Eric Cooper (Wikipedia)

Cooper had just officiated the American League Divisional Series before he passed away. His last game was October 7th:

Cooper wore #56 during his entire career. That date had primary numerology of 56(10) + (7) + (20) + (19) = 56

October 7th is written 10/7

"Eric Cooper" = 107 (English Ordinal)

"Eric" = 107 (English Extended)

"Ritual sacrifice" = 107 (Reverse Reduction)

Kill = 17 & 28 in Reduction

107 is the 28th Prime number
10/7 is the 280th day of the year:

He died 280 months after his first ever game on June 17th, 1996:280 Months


October seventh sums to 72

"October seventh" = 72 (Reverse Reduction)

His death fell on October 20th, the date leaving 72 days in the year:

"Cooper" = 72 (English Ordinal)


Mark Buehrle Connection

Eric Cooper holds a fairly unique distinction as an umpire – he is one of only two umpires in MLB history to call balls and strikes for two no-hitters by the same pitcher. In 2007, he was behind home plate for Mark Buehrle’s no-hitter, and was again the home plate umpire for Buehrle’s perfect game in 2009.

Buehrle threw his perfect game when he was 11080 days old, which was 118 weeks after his no-hitter:

"Buehrle" = 118 (Reverse Ordinal)


Eric Cooper’s initials were E.C., or 5-3. Intriguingly, both of their full names have similar Jewish gematria:

In Jewish gematria, Mark Alan Buehrle = 503 and Eric Richard Cooper = 530

Cooper wore #56
Mark Buehrle wore #56
The 56th Prime number is 263

"Mark Alan Buehrle" = 263 (Reverse Ordinal)

Buehrle has standard birth numerology of 105, syncing up with Cooper’s full name:(3) + (23) + (79) = 105

"Eric Richard Cooper" = 105 (Full Reduction)


The word kill sums to 44

"Kill" = 44 (English Ordinal)

"Buehrle" = 440 (English Extended)"No-hitter" = 44 (Reverse Reduction)

The 44th Prime number is 193

Eric Cooper died during his 19300th day since birth:19300 Days

193 is the Ordinal value of Pitcher Mark Buehrle

Pitcher Mark Buehrle= 193 Ordinal and 293 Reverse

Cooper died on the 293rd day of the year:


"Umpire Eric Cooper" = 189 (English Ordinal)

Umpire Eric Cooper died 10 years, 89 days after Buehrle’s 2009 perfect game:10 Years, 89 Days

It’s a pretty interesting that he died 211 days after Buehrle’s birthday:211 Days

"Ritual human sacrifice" = 211 (English Ordinal)

"Killing" = 211 (Primes)


Ed Vargo Connection

Ed Vargo is the other MLB umpire who has called balls and strikes for multiple no-hitters by the same pitcher. He stood behind home plate for Sandy Koufax’s third no-hitter in 1964, and then again for Koufax’s perfect game a little over 15 months later.

Both men’s full names have the same Ordinal gematria. Cooper died on a date with primary numerology of 69

Eric Richard Cooper = 168, Edward Paul Vargo = 168 and 69

Eric Cooper, Edward Vargo, and Sacrifice all = 55 and 62

Recall how Cooper died on the date leaving 72 days in the year.

Cooper = 72, 36, and 72. Ed Vargo = 72, 36, and 36. Vargo = 72, 27, and 27

Vargo died in 2008. Cooper died on the 280th day of the year, and his name sums to the 28th Prime number, just like the date of his last game.

Even the name Sandy Koufax, whose no-hitters Vargo officiated, have relevant numbers.

Sandy Koufax = 193 Francis Bacon and 280 Franc Baconis

Ed Vargo, who was born in ’28, would have turned 1093 months old just 3 days before Cooper’s death:

This is also 91 years, 1 month, 3 days. 91 is the 13th Triangular number:91 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days


“13” / Moon Code

"Ritual human sacrifice" = 103 (Single Reduction) "Human sacrifice" = 130 (English Ordinal)

The word thirteen has the same gematria as the Hebrew value for sacrifice

"Thirteen" = 347 (Jewish) "לְהַקְרִיב (Sacrifice)" = 347 (Hebrew Gematria)

347 is the 69th Prime number

Cooper died on a date with primary numerology of 69(10) + (20) + (20) + (19) = 69


He was from Des Moines, Iowa.

"Des Moines" = 103 (English Ordinal)

He died 13 days after his final game:13 Days

"Thirteen" = 99 (English Ordinal)

Judging by this image from June of 2018, Cooper was not in good health, so it’s possible this death was organic. It is said to have occurred after knee surgery, due to the development of a blood clot.

I find it interesting that the picture was posted on September 9th, the date written 9/9

Umpire Eric Cooper

This is the same gematria as The Moon, which also has significant overlap with Cooper

The Moon = 90, 99, 36, 27, and 283 Jewish. Cooper = 90, 36, and 27

Note the 283 value of The Moon in the Jewish cipher. He died 280 months, 3 days after his debut in June of 1996:280 Months, 3 Days

"Des Moines, Iowa" = 1283 (Jewish)


Also note the 36 value of both Cooper and The Moon. He died 306 days after his birthday:306 Days

He was 52 years old. His date of birth fell on a date with a Life Lesson number of 52(12) + (18) + 1+9+6+6 = 52

"Eric Richard Cooper" = 502 (Primes)

Death = 52 in multiple exception methods

Mark Buehrle was born on a date with the same Life Lesson number:(3) + (23) + 1+9+7+9 = 52

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