The Origin of the New York Yankees Pin Stripes


The New York Yankees are more than just baseball's most storied franchise.  Their history is the culmination of over a century of contributions.  Young men who join the team, then thrive and succeed, might retire a decade or two later not as men, but more like walking monuments, legends in their late 30s.

Every year, the front office of each MLB organization chooses a new slogan for their team.  As massive corporations and global cultural forces, team mottos are subject to the approval of their powerful owners.  So, each slogan must follow the Secret Number-Letter Code which is embedded throughout all media.  The main tenet of this code is the "Rule of 3", which can simply be described as the vast overuse, as initials, of "3" letters, those which contain a multiple of 3 according to their place in the alphabet: C (3), F (6), I (9), M (13), P (16), S (19), W (23) and Z (26).  These letters are most often the initials of media titles such as Films, Shows, Songs, Albums and Books.  As a result, the public conception of the ideas which this group represent are strengthened.  Every title makes a statement about the nature of the world.  Looking at the various Yankees team slogans, we see elegant uses of the code.


"More Than A Game" (2016)

This slogan moves to M.T.A.G. (13-20-1-7) according to its initials.  It evokes the eminent M.G. (13-7) pairing, common in the media because the struggle between the ideologies of 7 and 13 is so important. M.T.A.F. (13-20-1-6) would exactly follow the "Rule of 3", however would not precisely represent the Yankees as an organization.

"Make The Connection" (2015)
The Yankee's 2015 slogan begs the audience to connect the dots, read in between the lines, fill in the blanks, see the forest for the trees, and realize the simplicity of the Alphabet Code.  M.T.C. (13-20-3) follows the "Rule of 3".  M (13) and C (3) are "3" letters because they contain a multiple of 3 according to their place in the alphabet.  They are used in combination with the 20th letter T, which acts as a catalyzer.  Once people start to "make the connection", the curtain will fall on the stage that is the world.

"Heroes Remembered, Legends Born" (2012)
H.R.L.B. = 8-18-12-2.  The first thing to recognize in this example is that because each letter is even, they are in agreement.  Next, notice the eminent L.B. (12-2) pairing, which is common because the ratio between those two letters (12-2) is 6.  The H.R. pairing is also common (Houston Rockets) because they are the two letters containing an 8 according to their place in the alphabet, creating consonance.

"The Final Season" (2008)

Another simple example which follows the "Rule of 3" as T.F.S. (20-6-19).  Letters F (6) and S (19) are "3" letters because they contain a multiple of 3 according to their place in the alphabet.  The 20th letter T strengthens them.

"Where Players Become Legends" (2007)

W.P.B.L moves to 23-16-2-12.  The first three letters follow the "Rule of 3".  W (23) and P (16) are "3" letters strengthened by the primary letter B.  The last pair is again B.L. (2-12), common because the ratio created is 6.

"Pride, Power, Pinstripes" (2006)

A simple use of alliteration trivializes the code.  P (16) is a "3" letter which is strengthened through bonds with itself.

"Looking Back, Looking Forward" (2005)
L.B.L.F. equals 12-2-12-6.  Another example where consonance is created by the use of only even letters.  Because of the comma, the statement is more like 12-2, then 12-6.  The ratio of 6, then the ratio of 2.  The code hides beauty behind deception.

"World Class" (2004)
Another simple example of the "Rule of 3".  W.C. (23-3) is a common pairing consisting of two "3" letters.

"At Any Moment A Great Moment" (1991)
Like 2016's slogan, this is a statement about the relationship between G (7) and M (13).  A.A.M.A.G.M. equals 1-1-13-1-7-13.  Substituting F for G would cause the slogan to follow the "Rule of 3", however that is not the intent.

Until now, the code has been kept secret so that the public is blinded to the deep truth which it utilizes.  The best way to understand this important concept of numerology is by looking at names.  Our initials reflect each of us in the same way that media pieces are meant to be representative of their initials.  Many professional athletes have names which follow the "Rule of 3" because this group of letter-numbers possess symbolism related to compatible ideas.  Generally, each letter and its corresponding number symbolize ideas related to the most important, common words beginning with that letter.  M (13), P (16), S (19) and W (23), for example, correspond with things like Man and Muscle, Pain and Pleasure, Sex and Super, and Want and Winning, respectively.  All of these ideas are related to sports, so people of these initials often excel in this area.  Those who have initials of the opposing group, including E (5), G (7), L (12), N (14) and O (15), are more likely to have interests related to the ideas which these letters represent, which can be simply described as more feminine, poetic, and artistic.

By possessing names whose initials follow the "Rule of 3", many Yankee heroes exhibit the power initials have in shaping who we become in life.  Billy Martin (William Martin)
, for example, follows as W.M. (23-13).  Bill Dickey (William Dickey) follows the "Rule of 3" as W.D. (23-4).  W is a "3" letter which is strengthened by the primary letter D.  Mickey Mantle is an easy example of the "Rule of 3".  The 13th letter M is strengthened by alliteration.  Whitey Ford was not his birth name, however stage names are chosen by the powers that be so that they fit with the code.  W.F. follows the "Rule of 3" as 23-6.  Mel Stottlemyre does as M.S. (13-19).  Don Mattingly is D.M. (4-13).  Like William Dickey, it is the combination of a "3" letter, and the catalyzing primary letter D.  Casey Stengal also fits as C.S. (3-19), the combination of "3" letters.  Bernie Williams is an important pairing in the media, B.W. (2-23).  Wade Boggs is the same reversed.  The preeminent letter W is strengthened by the primary letter B.  Jorge Posada is a common type of name, the combination of the catalyzer J (10) and a last name, in this case the "3" letter P (16).  Tino Martinez combines the 13th letter M and the catalyzing 20th letter T, again following the "Rule of 3".  Thurman Munson is the same.  Andy Pettitte (A.P., 1-16) strengthens P through combination with the alphabet's lead letter.  


Other player names which don't follow the "Rule of 3" still provoke interesting analysis:  Bobby Murcer (Robert Murcer), Roger Maris, and Mariano Rivera for example, are all the combination of M (13) and R (18), which is related to Royalty and Regality (Rex is also Latin for king).  Goose Gossage (Richard Gossage) and Ron Guidry are both the Regal R and Godly G.  Derek Jeter and Joe DiMaggio are both J (10), symbolizing perfection, and D (4), symbolizing Drive, Duty, Direction.  DiMaggio is interesting because although strictly speaking his initials are J.D. (10-4), there is the suggestion of M (13) as another initial.  Like all names, Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth) seems to make sense when examined.  G.H.R. equals 7-8-18, the letters which represent God and Goodness, Health and Happiness, then Royalty and Regality.  Be sure to look at my analysis of the code's use in MLB teams names.