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James Gammon, our favorite baseball manager, passes away at age 70



James Gammon

James Gammon appeared in a ton of '80s flicks -- Silver Bullet, Urban Cowboy, Silverado among them. But to most '80s fans, he'll always be known as Lou Brown, manager of the worst-to-first Cleveland Indians, in 1989's Major League.

Gammon passed away Friday in California at age 70. He had cancer of the adrenal glands and the liver, according to the L.A. Times.

Before you write him off as a character actor, let me add that Gammon also co-founded the MET Theater in Los Angeles and won numerous L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards for his work.

Still, I know what you want for today's top 5 list...


5. "Let me get back to you, will ya, Charlie? I got a guy on the other line asking about some white walls."

4. "Come on Dorn, get in front of the damn ball! Don't give me this olé bulls--t!"

3. "Me, I'm for wasting sportswriters' time. So I figured we ought to hang around for a while and see if we can give 'em all a nice big s--tburger to eat!"

2. "You may run like Hayes. but you hit like s--t."

1. "Nice catch, Hayes. Don't ever f---ing do it again."Major

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