Saturday, February 12, 2011

Charlie Keller to Charlemagne

Charlie Keller coached for Casey Stengel with the Yankees.

Stengel played with Fred Merkle. (Brooklyn Robins, 1917)

Merkle played with Babe Ruth. (Yankees, 1925)

Ruth was portrayed by William Bendix. (The Babe Ruth Story)

Bendix was descended from Felix Mendelssohn.

Mendelssohn was a friend of Goethe’s and set some of Goethe’s poetry to music. (e.g. Die erste Walpurgisnacht)

Goethe was descended on his mother’s side from Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony, was a patron of Cranach.

Frederick the Wise was linked through prophecies of the Sibylline Oracles (including by Luther) with the “Last Emperor”; that he was the “Third Frederick” who would succeed to the throne of Frederick Barbarossa and reform the Holy Roman Empire and the Church before the Apocalypse.

Frederick Barbarossa was a patron and protector of the antipope Paschal III.

Paschal III canonized Charlemagne.