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30 years ago, Warren Cromartie embarked on his Japanese baseball/wrestling career

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On December 28, 1983, Expos outfielder-turned-first-baseman Warren Cromartie signed a three-year deal with the Yomiuri Giants. The MLB vet was a huge hit during his years in Japan, winning a championship and ingratiating himself dearly with the home fanbase:

But Cromartie's greatest moment across the Pacific may have come post-baseball in 2007 -- the year he took down legendary Indian wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh with a home-run chop and celebratory "Bonzai!" cheer. The tag-team match was part of a wrestling event dubbed Hustle Aid. Singh may have been 63 at the time, but still, you the champ, Cro.