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Margaret Whitton, who is best known to movie audiences as the scheming owner of the hapless Cleveland Indians in Major League and Major League II - looking to sink the team's fortunes so she can move the franchise to Miami, has passed away from cancer. She was 67.

The New York Times notes that in real life, Whitton was an enormous baseball fan - she was a former New York Yankees season ticket holder, used to play softball in the Broadway Show League, and even was embroiled in a lawsuit over what she claimed was part-authorship of Bull Durham.
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