Calvin Maduro flies with the Orioles


Calvin Maduro was born Septmber 5, 1974 in the Dutch Antilles, the island of Aruba, is not by anything we could find, related to the dictator of Venezuela, Nicolas Madura — admittedly, it was a long shot but we felt an interesting one.

Calvin is six feet tall, bats right, throws right and was a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. His legal residence is in Glen Burnie, Maryland, though since retirement how much time he is there is questionable, as he is now a scout for the team. As a pitcher his stats are unimpressive — 10 wins and 19 loses: his ERA (earned run average) was an abysmal 5.78.

The ERA is an important statistic for pitchers all the runs accountable to the pitcher. Any runner(s) who tags his base and reaches home plate is scored against the pitcher as an earned run(s). An error OTOH made by the pitcher is counted the same as an error by any other player. (Please see the Official Rules of Major League Baseball here for a full accounting — at 188 pages it is detailed enough to answer any questions on baseball scoring.)

Mapping Maduro

We have rectified him to Cancer 10 and think that his chart would have made him a better catcher than pitcher but his Grand Trine in Fire (Moon to Venus to the North Node) was what propelled him onto the mound. The problem is the North Node in the sixth (Neptune is just oo far away), that shows his fire and youthful vigour, but misses the Moon in the 11th house that he was basically rather shy and had problems with the star attention (his Moon is also conjunct the Asteroid Oriola at 07 Taurus).

It shows nonetheless, how the famed Orioles farm system made a mistake based more on attendance than aptitude, but then the Orioles have not been living up to their former Earl Weaver glory in a long time, see this FoxSports graphic where their chances of getting into the Fall Classic is rated at a paltry 22:1 shot because of their poor record.

Maduro with a 10 Cancer ascendant (HS Ripe cherries on a tree) like so many players eager to make the Big Show, would not have registered too many complaints also as his symbol says, this was the “fruition” of all his dreams.

In the end, it worked out well for him. His Splash Temperament type makes him good with people,his own bad experience gives him a good understanding of how the business of baseball works, and his new career unleashes his voice (Neptune in the sixth) in his scouting reports. We wish him all the best.


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Gian Carlo aka Mike Stanton


Gian Carlo Cruz Michael Stanton was born in Los Angeles on November 9. 1989, the eldest of three children. He attended Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, California, for two years and then transferred to Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, where he was a three-sport athlete playing baseball, wide receiver and cornerback for the gridiron football team, and basketball. With Saturn in Capricorn, he made the shrewd decision to go into baseball: it pays the best.

The Player formerly known as Mike Stanton, where he played for the Miami Marlins, wned by Bruce Sherman and former New York Yankee, Derek Jeter, but has been traded to the New York Yankees; he was not particularly happy about that.

                                       The rectification of Gian Carlo

 

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We rectified Mr. Stanton’s  Ascendant to 09 Gemini getting the Hyperion symbol of “a gray storm over a fen” also putting Mars opposite his Moon that tends to shower its victims with a proverbial bad temper — something to which we attribute his reversion back to his baptismal name: he is dissing his Marlin past and rewriting his future with Yankee pinstripes.  Mars and Pluto are also lords of Scorpio and are found conjunct there, though just barely within the 12.30 orb,giving him dynamic power.

This Hyperion symbol is representative of a “phenomenon”, and “all that can be” conjured by the universe into possibility, happens, demonstrated by their keen “eye” ,  and physical prowess and not acumen.  With 59 Homers under his belt last season, we would have to agree with that epiphet for baseball hitting great, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox, said that it was “seeing the spin of the ball” that made hitting it so easy — of course and a lot of practice.   There can be no doubt  though, that Stanton plans to make another run for magic 60 in the following season.

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Gian Carlo Stanton at his first Yankee conference.

Stanton’s chart is  bucket temperament type with a Jupiterian Handle.  This is shows up in singer-actor Glen Campbell’s chart as well, click here.  It is often seen in people who are larger than life, have a great ability to just strike it rich, are generous to their siblings and are often a victim of their own success.

Another striking thing in Stanton’s chart is the Yod between Venus to Mars to his Ascendant in the First House (remember we use Morinus so our Ascendant is not tied to any particular house) giving him not only great charisma (Venus in Capricorn to Mars in its own Lord Scorpio) but also a strong need for others to acknowledge his individuality.

This Yod could be problematic in relationships, as Stanton saw between him and the Marlins, and while we tend to think that media-centric New York, will love him, we do feel that Stanton needs to develop his own value and self-worth outside of the sporting arena for his peace of mind.

As they say on Broadway, Gian Carlo,  break a leg

 

 

Batting Average 1.00 – George Allen Abrams


It is hard to get a stellar batting average of 1.00, but not if you are George Allen Abrams. He did with a single in his only at-bat left and realizing it was all downhill from there, promptly retired… or at least that’s how we view it. A great stunt if you can afford the job change, and George Abrams chart is all about job changes and timing.

The Cincinnati Reds picked him up for their pitching staff & he had 3 games with them in the 1923 season. He came over from the 1922 Enid Oklahoma Harvesters where he had a 18-5 win record. Our featured image is of the Cincinnati Reds after their 1919 World Series win, Abrams was not on the team.

                            The Abrams Chart

George was born in Seattle, Washington right before the turn of the 20th century on November 9, 1899 at 7:33 Pm. He has two incredible stelliums in his chart.  The first is in the Twelfth House where fixed Scorpio lies,  and the other in mutable of Sagittarius. This makes the planets span from the Twelfth into the First House and start with the willful Sun and close out with persevering Saturn. 

He was born a Bundle with a Neptune handle in the first house, always his own man, but by 1930 when he was between careers, Pluto happened and things changed making him a Prism Temperament Type. His dynamic aptitude is part of the prism structure, and in case Saturn (obviously the Great Depression though possibly a close family death or a vagrancy charge) opposite Neptune made him realize that his happy-go-lucky ways were at end—he had to buckle down and get a career.

Many of his planets are in the Southern hemisphere they are mainly in the fixed quadrature — objects and things not people but Neptune had given him a good eye for remembering trends and nuances, those tell-tale signs that gave a customer, salesman, or opposing batter away. He waited, and watched like Job in the Old Testament, and learned some new skills (Moon in the 9th), but the War interrupted, and so had to wait again.

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Abrams was a true mutable. He changed careers, moved around the country several times and then entered the Navy in World War II.  When that stint ended, for twenty-eight years, he was district manager Acushnet Golf Company (owners of Titleist Golf Balls & Clubs) of New Bedford, Massachusetts,   though based in Evanston, Illinois (north of Chicago) his turf was once again the Midwest.

Abrams became an avid golfer Because of his job and interest in ball playing, and retired to Clearwater Florida. He died there in the Morton Plant Hospital on December 5, 1986.  He is buried in Clearwater too,  but that’s about all we know.¹

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map of Clearwater peninsula

Footnotes:

  1. Lee, B. (2009). The baseball necrology: the post-baseball lives and deaths of more 7,600 major league players and others. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.Marc Edmund Jones also has a George Abrams listed in his 1000 Nativities in the back of the book “Sabian Symbols” but that fellow was a pugilist.  During World War II, while in the Navy, the Sabian Abrams played some ball.
    1. Mead, William B. Baseball Goes to War. Washington, D.C: Broadcast Interview Source, 1978.

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