‘Major League’ actor dies at 70

James Gammon, a gravel-voiced actor who played the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the 1980s comedy Major League and had a host of other movie and TV roles, has died. He was 70.

LOS ANGELES — James Gammon, a gravel-voiced actor who played the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the 1980s comedy Major League and had a host of other movie and TV roles, has died. He was 70.

His agent, Merritt Blake, says Monday that Gammon had cancer and died on Friday at his daughter’s home in Costa Mesa.

In addition to dozens of TV and movie appearances, Gammon was a noted stage actor who co-founded the MET Theatre in Los Angeles.

Gammon is survived by his wife, a brother and sister, two daughters and two grandchildren.