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―Final words before his death.[src]

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―Final words before his death.[src]

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―Final words before his death.[src]

Baseball Mask (野球仮面 Yakyū Kamen) is the last of Volcano Mask Magman's Masked Monsters of the Black Cross Army.

Character History

Nicknamed "The Red Home Run King" due to his abilities with his red bat, Baseball Mask was recruited by Magman and the Black Cross Führer to save their scientist Doctor Shinigami after the Gorengers apprehend him to prevent him from developing his deadly "Ball Bombs" (ball-shaped bombs with mini bombs to kills anyone hit beyond the initial explosion). Arriving at an EAGLE storage facility, Baseball Mask hits a ball to the scientist containing a pill that kills him, forcing them to send him away for autopsy and allowing for the Masked Monster and his baseball-playing Zolders to regain him. When the Gorenger try to use Gorenger Hurricane against him in the form of a straight pitch, he knocks it back five times hitting all the Gorenger before escaping with the scientist who is ultimately revived keeping with his name.

After bringing back Doctor Shinigami, Baseball Mask protects him for the development of his Ball Bombs, but slowly grows angry at him after he kills his initial Zolder team to test the bomb out, even at the guarantee of having a new Zolder team set up for him. As Shinigami tries to set up a remote version of his Ball Bombs, Tsuyoshi infiltrates and destroys the device forcing out both the doctor and the Masked Monster. After Baseball Mask's bat is slashed by Momorenger's Momo Cards, he becomes even more angered by Doctor Shinigami shooting his prized weapon, allowing his Zolder team to kill him with no complaint.

When facing the Gorenger again with their Gorenger Hurricane, the team decides to use a different strategy: instead of directly throwing a baseball at him, they set him up with a special maneuver, with Momorenger making a ball, throwing it first to Midorenger, who then throws it to Kirenger (who plays catcher for the maneuver) to make a strike; then Daita throwing to Aorenger who throws another strike to Kirenger; then back to Akarenger who throws the final ball but uses an auto controller to confuse Baseball Mask to the point of dizziness with a whirling ball; as he finally collapses, the ball lands on him finally finishing him off. Ep. 53: The Red Home Run King! The Deadly Number 1

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger The Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship

Baseball Mask in the Gokaiger movie.

Baseball Mask appeared in a pocket dimension of the Ghost Ship many years later. He challenges the Gokaigers to a baseball match, saying he'll let them leave if they beat him in a game. The Gokaigers Gokai Change into the Gorengers and manage to win, with the third strike being a cheat, distracting Baseball Mask with a simulacrum of the G3 Princess. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger The Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship

Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Baseball Mask in Winter 1976.

When the Den-LinerIcon-crosswiki.png took Joe Gibken and Don Dogoier with Daiki KaitoIcon-crosswiki.png and Hina IzumiIcon-crosswiki.png to Winter 1976, they met Baseball Mask, who was quickly destroyed by Akarenger (later revealed to be Captain Marvelous in disguise). Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Video Game appearances

Super Sentai Battle Base

Baseball Mask is among the vast pantheon of villains which appear in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.

Personality

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Modus and Arsenal

As a master baseball player, Baseball Mask can hit any ball that flies right towards him using a red bat which smashes them back, even withstanding the power of Gorenger Hurricane! He also possesses a mechanical pitcher within his head that fires baseballs at his opponents. Baseball Mask also possesses baseballs for transporting items, such as a pill to kill Doctor Shinigami. Unlike any other Masked Monsters, his Zolder troop specially has uniforms which numbers them from "2" to "0", with him as number "1".

Behind the scenes

Baseball Mask.

Portrayal

In his original appearance in episode 53 of Gorenger, he was voiced by the late Ichirō Nagai (永井 一郎 Nagai Ichirō). In the next series, J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, Ichirō Nagai voiced the monster Devil Batter who, like Baseball Mask, was also baseball-themed. Ichirō Nagai would go on to voice Master Xia Fu many years later in Juken Sentai Gekiranger. In Baseball Mask's return in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger The Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship, he was once again voiced by Ichirō Nagai.

However, in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, Baseball Mask was voiced by Hideyuki Hori (堀 秀行 Hori Hideyuki), who previously voiced Zubaan in GoGo Sentai Boukenger and also voiced Baseball Mask's master, the Black Cross King, in the same movie.

Notes

Icon-goranger.png Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
Rangers
Tsuyoshi Kaijo - Akira Shinmei - Daita Oiwa - Daigoro Kumano - Peggy Matsuyama - Kenji Asuka
Gear:
Birdies - Red Bute - Blue Cherry - Ki Sticker - Midomerang - Earring Bombs - Gorenger Storm - Gorenger Hurricane - Gorenger Machines - New Gorenger Machines
Allies
Gonpachi Edogawa - Yoko Katou - Tomoko Hayashi - Haruko Nakamura - Taro Katou - J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai
Mecha
Variblune - Varidorin - Varitank - Variccune
Black Cross Army
Leader: Black Cross Führer
Generals:Sun Halo Mask - Iron Man Mask General Temujin - Volcano Mask General Magman - Commander-in-Chief Golden Mask
Footsoldiers: Zolders
Masked Monsters
Gold Mask - Warrior Mask - Bronze Mask - Jade Mask - Poison Gas Mask - Iron Ring Mask - Crescent Moon Mask - Poison Fang Mask - Witch Mask - Wing Mask - Boat Ear Mask - Silver Heat Mask - Horn Mask - Skull Mask - Iron Tube Mask - Iron Cage Mask - Skate Mask - Rainbow Mask - Mirror Mask - Black Hair Mask - Cyclops Mask - Sword Mask - Shot Mask - Gear Mask - Wire Mask - Razor Mask - Lamprey Mask - Vein Mask - Iron Claw Mask - Iron Comb Mask - Door Mask - Mine Mask - Large Hatchet Mask - Iron Princess Mask - Blushing Mask - Steel Mask - Warship Mask - Fork Mask - Pirate Mask - Rock Face Mask - Iron Lion Mask - Diamond Mask - Electricity Mask - Sword Shark Mask - Locomotive Mask - Bird Fang Mask - Camera Mask - Horn Bone Mask - Iron Trap Mask - Gunman Mask - Telephone Mask - Baseball Mask - Big Ear Mask - Faucet Mask - Bird Comb Mask - Parabolic Mask - Dead Bird Mask - Shellfish Mask - Cowshoe Mask - Ribcage Mask - Television Mask - Clock Mask - Fallen Leaves Mask - Windmill Mask - Can Opener Mask - Injection Mask - Pineapple Mask - Tire Mask - Piano Mask - Anchor Mask - Kendou Mask - Glasses Mask - Stove Mask - Iron Spider Mask - Iron Snake Mask - Mammoth Mask - Steel Tiger Mask - Kettle Mask - Yo-Yo Mask - Tiger Mask
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Icon-gokaiger.png Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
Rangers
Captain Marvelous - Joe Gibken - Luka Millfy - Don Dogoier - Ahim de Famille - Gai Ikari
Gear
Mobilates - Gokai Cellular - Ranger Keys - Greater Powers - Gokai Saber - Gokai Gun - Gokai Spear - GokaiGalleon Buster
Allies
Navi - AkaRed - Key thief - Kozo Kasugai - Komaki Kasugai - Jealousto - Cain - Sayo Kinoshita - Retsu Ichijouji - Shinkengers - Goseigers - Tsukasa Kadoya - Go-Busters - Kyoryugers - Eiji HinoIcon-crosswiki.png - 199 Super Sentai - Zyuohgers
Gokai nav.png Legend Rangers
Tsuyoshi Kaijo - Soukichi Banba - Shirou Akebono - Daigoro Oume - Takayuki Hiba - Kanpei Kuroda - Rei Tachibana - Shirou Gou - Shou Hayate - Dai - Akira - Joh Ohara - Riki Honoo - Remi Hoshikawa - Gai Yuki - Sharma Tribe Knight Goushi - Ryo of the Heavenly Fire Star - Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star - Kazu of the Heavenly Time Star - Tsuruhime - Ninjaman - Goro Hoshino - Momo Maruo - Kyosuke Jinnai - Signalman - Kenta Date - Ryouma - Hyuuga - Matsuri Tatsumi - Shou Tatsumi - Domon - Kakeru Shishi - Yousuke Shiina - Nanami Nono - Kouta Bitou - Yukito Sanjyou - Mikoto Nakadai - Banban Akaza - Marika Reimon - Koume Kodou - Doggie Kruger - Kai Ozu - Houka Ozu - Satoru Akashi - Jan Kandou - Sosuke Esumi - Saki Rouyama - Miu Sutou - Chiaki Tani - Genta Umemori - Kaoru Shiba
Legend Allies
Heavenly Saint Flagel - Master Sha-Fu - Toshizo Tanba - Nozomu Amachi - Emiri Sanjyou - BOMPER - Engine Speedor - Engine Bus-on - Engine BearRV - Honami Moriyama - Mirai Moriyama - Shuchirou Amachi - Yuka Yamazaki
Mecha, Legend Mecha and Robos
Mecha
GokaiGalleon - GokaiJet - GokaiTrailer - GokaiRacer - GokaiMarine - GoZyuDrill
Legend Mecha
MagiDragon - Patstriker - GaoLion - Karakuri Warrior Fūraimaru - Engine Machalcon - Variblune
Robos
GokaiOh - GoZyuJin - Kanzen GokaiOh
Space Empire Zangyack
Emperor Ackdos Gill
Commandant Warz Gill - Development Technical Officer Insarn - Chief of Staff Damaras - Special Duty Officer Barizorg - Great Scientist Zaien - Bacchus Gill - Gormin Sailors - Non-commissioned Officers Sugormin - Dogormin Bodyguards
Basco ta Jolokia - Sally - Ranger Key Clones - Kiaido
Action Commanders
Shikabanen - Bongan - Salamandam - Zodomas - Buramudo - Nanonanoda - Sneak Brothers - Bowser - Yokubarido - Zaggai - Almadon - Osogain - Uorlian - Stargull - Senden - Regaeru - Daiyarl - Shieldon - Zakyura - Vannain - Bibaboo - Juju - Waredonaiyer
Imperial Guard
Deratsueigar - Zatsurig - Dyrandoh
Giant Battle Pseudo-Lifeforms
Liquidroid Wateru - Moonroid Tsukki - Fireroid Meran - Soilroid Dororin - Woodroid Moririn - Goldroid Geronpa - Sunroid Solar
Past Sentai Villains
Black Cross Führer - Creator King Ryuuwon - Pollution President Babatcheed - Barbaric Officer Chirakashizky - Sandaaru Jr. - Satarakura Jr. - Pachacamac XIII - Shitari of the Bones - Metal Alice - Zan-KT0 of the Shot - Baseball Mask - Rainian Agent Abrella - Brajira of the Messiah - Crime Minister Yogoshimacritein - Danger Cabinet-Director Chirakasonne - Cleaning Minister Kireizky - Hades Wise God Dagon - Hades Warrior God Ifrit - Hades Warrior God Cyclops
Past Foot Soldiers:
Combined Combatant
Zolders - Crimers - Cutmen - Dustlers - Machinemen - Spotmen - Tail Soldiers - Mechaclones - Hidrer Soldiers - Zolohs - Ungler Soldiers - Jimmers - Wular Soldiers - Batzler Soldiers - Grinam Soldiers - Golem Soldiers - Cotpotros - Dorodoros - Barlo Soldiers - Combatant Wumpers - Soldiers Kunekune - Seamen Yartots - Familiars Imps - Junk Droid Zenitts - Orgettes - Genin Magerappa - Barmia Soldiers - Anaroids - Batsuroids - Igaroids - Zobils - Combatant Karths - Dragonoid Soldier Jaryuu - Rinshi - Barbaric Machine Soldiers Ugatz - Nanashi Company - Nosakamata - Demon Bug Soldiers Bibi
Other Villains
Los Dark - Fake GokaiOh - Gavan BootlegIcon-crosswiki.png - Chief of Makuu Prison Ashurada - Dai-Zangyack - Dai-ShockerIcon-crosswiki.png - Enter - Escape - Buglars - Space ShockerIcon-crosswiki.png - RaiderIcon-crosswiki.png - Demon King PsychoIcon-crosswiki.png - Army of Resurrected Monsters - Space IronmenIcon-crosswiki.png - Bangray
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