IN MEMORIAM: GIANT BABA — The Gorilla Position

By Ryan K. Boman On January 31, 1999, Shohei “Giant” Baba died of cancer in Tokyo, Japan. Born January 23, 1938 in Sanjo, Niigata, Japan, Baba was originally a right-handed pitcher in the minor league system for the Yomiuri Giants, before becoming a professional wrestler. Baba had signed with the team at the age of…

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