This post is to complete a decode I started 23 years ago.
In 1998, Mark McGwire broke a significant baseball record that had stood for nearly four decades by hitting his 62nd home run in a season. The previous mark was held by 3-time World Series champion Roger Maris.
The Yankee great’s full name was Roger Eugene Maris.
Maris would later die on December 14th, the date written 14/12:
At the start of the 1961 Major League Baseball season, the single-season home run record was 60 by Babe Ruth. That year, Roger Maris would go on to chase and break that mark.
On the final day of the ’61 season, the Yankee hit #61.
The record remain untouched for over three decades until Mark McGwire hit his 61st home run of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals, the team that Maris finished his career with, on the same date his father John was celebrating his 61st birthday:
John McGwire died late last year on a date with numerology of 61:
Maris hit his 61 home runs in 161 games. Intriguingly, Mark McGwire‘s full name has gematria of 161, matching Ninety-eight, the year he first hit 61. This connects to Maris’s birthplace of Hibbing, Minnesota.
61 is the 18th Prime number
Mark McGwire‘s full name sums to 100 and 80, similar to Cardinals, the team he broke the record with.
That season, McGwire was in a race with Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, who also has 81 and 108 gematria.
John McGwire’s death also fell on a date with numerology of 81 and 18:
The 36th Triangular number is 666
Roger Maris played for the Yankees from 60–66.
Maris wore #9 for the Yankees, matching his Reverse gematria:
666 has Ordinal gematria of 275.
Roger hit a total of 275 home runs in his career:
666×3 = 1998
McGwire broke Maris’s record in 1998
The number 666 has significant overlap with 33.
McGwire was born in ’63
As mentioned above, McGwire belted his 61st home run on his father’s 61st birthday. John McGwire was a Dentist.
All-time home run king Hank Aaron has his #44 retired in the states of Wisconsin and Georgia:
Mark McGwire hit his 61st home run just one day after his 60th. Both dates fell 4400 days after his Major League debut in Oakland:
Both dates also fell 404 days after he was traded to St. Louis:
McGwire broke Roger’s record on a date with a Life Lesson number of 44:
The 44th Prime number is 193
7×7×7 = 343
Maris was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on December 8th, or 12/8, in ’66. The 66th Prime number is 317, and Mark McGwire was traded to St. Louis on 31/7.