Is it the time for me to retire at last? Farewell!
~ Baseball Mask's last words.

The Baseball Mask is a minor antagonist in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. The last of Volcano Mask General Magman's Masked Monsters of the Black Cross Army, he would then go on to make appearances in several other Super Sentai specials.

He was voiced by the late Ichirō Nagai.

Biography

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger

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, Kaijo 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 hsim, 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, and 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.

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger The Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship

The 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.

Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

When the Den-Liner took Joe Gibken and Don Dogoier with Daiki Kaito and Hina Izumi to Winter 1976, they met Baseball Mask, who was quickly destroyed by Akarenger (later revealed to be Captain Marvelous in disguise).

Trivia

  • The Baseball Mask inspired other sport-themed monsters in Sentai history:
    • Devil Ball and Devil Batter in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai in 1977. (episodes 16 and 21; second series of the Shōwa era)
    • Sports Monster in Battle Fever J in 1979. (episode 8; third series of the Shōwa era)
    • Deadbolar and Sakkalar in Denshi Sentai Denziman in 1980. (episodes 17, 48; fourth series of the Shōwa era)
    • Baseball Monger, Boxer Monger and Fighter Monger in Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan in 1981. (episodes 7, 45 and 47; fifth series of the Shōwa era)
    • Oumukade in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger in 1994. (episodes 45, 53; sixth series of the Heisei era)
    • HH Deo in Gekisou Sentai Carranger in 1996. (episode 19; eighth series of the Heisei era)
    • Domeloid in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters in 2012. (episode 38; twenty-fourth series of the Heisei era)
    • Gloven in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger in 2017. (episode 40; twenty-ninth series of the Heisei era)
    • Rugby Jamen and Golf Jamen in Mashin Sentai Kiramager in 2020. (episodes 2, 35; first series of the Reiwa era)
    • Boxing World in Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger in 2021. (episode 4; second series of the Reiwa era)

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Black Cross Army
Black Cross Führer | Sun Halo Mask | Iron Man Mask General Temujin | Volcano Mask General Magman | Commander-in-Chief Golden Mask | Steel Sword Dragon | Zolders
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Space Empire Zangyack
Ackdos Gill | Warz Gill | Development Technical Officer Insarn | Special Duty Officer Barizorg | Great Scientist Zaien | Ashurada | Gavan Bootleg | Bacchus Gill
Imperial Guards: Chief of Staff Damaras | Deratsueigar | Dyrandoh | Zatsurig | Waredonaiyer | Dogormin
Footsoldiers: Gormin | Sugormin | Dogormin
Action Commanders: Shikabanen | Bongan | Salamandam | Zodomas | Buramudo | Nanonanoda | Pachacamac XIII | Sneak Brothers | Bowser | Yokubarido | Zaggai | Jealousto | Almadon | Osogain | Uorlian | Stargull | Senden | Sandaaru Jr. | Satarakura Jr. | Regaeru | Daiyarl | Shieldon | Zakyura | Vannain | Bibaboo | Juju
Others Affiliates: Basco ta Jolokia | Sally | Jaryu King Ryuuwon | Kiaido | Los Dark
Giant Battle Pseudo-Lifeforms: Liquidroid Wateru | Moonroid Tsukki | Fireroid Meran | Soilroid Dororin | Woodroid Moririn | Goldroid Geronpa | Sunroid Solar

Banki Clan Gaiark
Pollution President Babatcheed | Chirakashizky | Barbaric Machine Soldiers Ugatz

Black Cross Army
Black Cross King | Brajira of the Messiah | Hades God Dagon | Yogoshimacritein | Chirakasonne | Cleaning Minister Kireizky | Hades God Cyclops | Hades God Ifrit | Bibi Soldiers | Barbaric Machine Soldiers Ugatz | Zobils
Masked Monster: Baseball Mask

Ghost Ship
Los Dark | Agent Abrella | Baseball Mask | Combined Combatant
Army of Past Enemy Grunts: Zolders | Crimers | Cutmen | Dustlers | Machinemen | Spotmen | Tail Soldiers | Mechaclones | Hidrer Soldiers | Zolors | Ungler Soldiers | Jimmers | Wular Soldiers | Batzler Soldiers | Grinam Soldiers | Golem Soldiers | Cotpotros | Dorodoros | Barlo Soldiers | Combatant Wumpers | Soldiers Kunekune | Seamen Yartots | Spirit-Servants Imps | Junk Droid Zenitts | Orgettes | Magerappas | Barmia Soldiers | Anaroids | Zobils | Combatant Karths | Rinshi | Barbaric Machine Soldiers Ugatz | Nanashi Company | Demon Bug Soldiers Bibi

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Shocker-Zangyack Alliance
Dai-Shocker
Leader: Narutaki/Doktor G
Commanders: Apollo Geist | General Shadow | General Jark | General Black | Shadow Moon | Doras | N-Daguva-Zeba | El of the Ground | Orphnoch King | Joker Undead | Nurikabe | Gryllus Worm | Bat Fangire | Alligator Imagin | Llumu Qhimil | Weather Dopant | Mezool
Kaijin: Scorpion Man | Ghoster | Isoginjaguar | KomaThunder | Tiger-Roid | Cyborg Soldier Level 2 | Go-Gadoru-Ba | Go-Baberu-Da | Me-Garima-Ba | Go-Jaaza-Gi | Pantheras Luteus | Stellio Dextera | Brobajell | GuldMirage | Armadillo Orphnoch | Rhinoceros Beetle Orphnoch | Shell Undead | Tortoise Undead | Kasha | Musca Worm | Gecko Imagin | Bat Imagin | Mole Imagin | Medusa Legendorga | Warthog Fangire | Taurus Ballista | Cockroach Dopant | Spider Dopant | Kuwagata Yummy | Uni-Armadillo Yummy
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen | Destron Combatmen | Dogma Fighters | Chaps

Dai-Zangyack
Leader: Rider Hunter Silva
Commanders: Black Cross King | Hades God Cyclops | Hades God Drake | Hades God Sleipnir | Hades God Dagon | Yaiba of Darkness | Gai | Rei | Sea Fist Demon Rageku | Sanyo | Suugu | Long | Miranda | Rairaiken | Yogoshimacritein | Pollution President Batcheed | Doukoku Chimatsuri | Dereputa of the Meteor | Mons Drake of the Planet | Brajira of the Messiah | Deratsueigar | Zatsurig | Warz Gill | Ackdos Gill
Monsters: Shikabanen | Zodomas | Buramudo | Nanonanoda | Bowser | Yokubarido | Stargull | Almadon | Uorlian | Daiyarl | Shieldon | Vannain | Namono-Gatari of the Ortaurus Headder | Bari-Boru-Dara of the Uniberus Headder | Rō-O-Zā-Ri of the Hydrapan Headder | Chinomanako | Nunchuck Banki
Footsoldiers: Gormin | Sugormin | Dogormin

Space Crime Syndicate Madou
Space Shocker
Leader: Shadow Moon
Commanders: Space Ikadevil | Space Spider Man
Kaijin: Scorpion Man | Saboteguron | Ghoster | Zanjioh | Jaguarman | Girizames | Schwarian | Zu-Zain-Da | Sonorabuma | Buzzstinger Wasp | Arch Orphnoch | Tortoise Undead | Gecko Imagin | Pearlshell Fangire (Blue) | Bat Fangire | Beetle Fangire | Bat Dopant | Beast Dopant | Pteranodon Yummy | Kamakiri Yummy | Ika-Jaguar Yummy | Musca Zodiarts | Scorpion Zodiarts | Sagittarius Zodiarts | Skydain | Groundain
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen | Chaps

Army of Resurrected
Leader: Demon King Psycho
Commanders: Space Reider
Rhino Doubler | Lizard Doubler | Zan Vardo | Karateloid | Bulldozerloid | Parabolaloid 2 | Chief of Staff Damaras | Development Technical Officer Insarn | Dyrandoh | Stargull | Sneak Brothers | Dogormin | Doukoku Chimatsuri | Dayu Usukawa | Chinomanako | Nunchuck Banki | Long | Sanyo | Suugu | Sea Fist Demon Rageku | Furious Demon God Gai | Grand Beast Rei | Agent Abrella

Badan Empire
Leader: Generalissimo of Badan
Commanders: Ambassador Darkness | Kamen Rider Fifteen | Llumu Qhimil | General Shadow | High Priest Baraom | General Jark
Kaijin: Scorpion Man | Saboteguron | Ghoster | Zanjioh | Shiomaneking | Poison Lizard Man | Jaguarman | Girizames | Hiruchameleon | Ganikomol | Turtle Bazooka | Marshal Machine | Sword Master Birugenia | Schwarian | Doras | Garai | Suddendas | Bird Dopant | Kamakiri Yummy | Ika-Jaguar Yummy | Shocker Greeed | Chameleon Zodiarts | Libra Zodiarts | Arachne
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen | Destron Combatmen | Combat-Roids | Chaps
Allies: General Schwarz

2015 Shocker
Leader: Great Leader of Shocker
Commanders: General Black | General Shadow | Marshal Machine | High Priest Darom | General Jark | Super Galaxy King | Schwarian | N-Gamio-Zeda | Lobster Orphnoch | Weather Dopant | Sagittarius Nova | Phoenix | Demushu | Roidmude 089 | Kamen Rider 3
Kaijin: Garagaranda | Cheetahkatatsumeri | Zanjioh | Shiomaneking | Poison Lizard Man | Poison Lizard Man | Girizames | Turtle Bazooka | Roidmude 057 | Roidmude 016 | Roidmude 076
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen

Game World
Eight Kirino | Another Hiiro | Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto | Kamen Rider Dark Drive | Kamen Rider Dark Ghost | Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer

Shocker (Game World)
Leader: Shocker Leader III
Commanders: Ambassador Hell | Space Ikadevil | Redyue | Paradox Roidmude | Bat Amazon | Black Cross King | Raimein | Emperor Z | Gengetsu Kibaoni | Ginis
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen | Buglars | Zorima | Combatant Kuros | Moeba

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Kikaitopia Dynasty Tojitendo
Great King Boccowaus | Gege | Ijirude | Barashitara | Stacey | Kudakk | Kudaiter
Worlds: Super Warumono World | Mushroom World | Ice World | Normal Warumono World | Boxing World | Sushi World | Garbage World | Door World | Kashiwa Mochi World | Noon World | Onigokko World
Kudaitest: Great Mushroom World | Great Ice World | Great Boxing World | Great Sushi World | Great Garbage World | Great Door World | Great Kashiwa Mochi World | Great Noon World | Great Onigokko World

Past Enemies
Major: Bio Hunter Silva | Yaiba of Darkness | Kinggon of the Bigfoot | Basco ta Jolokia | Sally | Chief of Staff Damaras | General Schwarz | Kyuemon Izayoi | Raizo Gabi | Quval | Bangray | Eriedrone |Destra Majjo | Zamigo Delma
Monsters: Baseball Mask
Foot Soldiers: Golem Soldiers | Barlo Soldiers | Cotpotros | Dorodoros | Soldiers Kunekune | Genin Magerappa | Rinshi | Nanashi Company | Bibi Soldiers | Gormin | Combatant Kuros | Jukkarage | Moeba | Indaver | Porderman

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