Brad Lesley dies: Former MLB player and 'Little Big League' actor was 54

brad-lesley-cincinnati-reds.jpgBrad Lesley has passed away at the age of 54, his wife tells TMZ. Lesley was suffering from kidney problems and had been receiving dialysis in the care facility where he was living the past seven months.

Lesley was a Major League pitcher in the 1980s, playing for the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers, then continuing on for three years in Japan with the Hankyu Braves.

After retiring from baseball, Lesley appeared in several memorable sports movies like Tom Selleck's "Mr. Baseball" and "Little Big League." We remember him fondly from "Little Big League" as the crazy, mustachioed pitcher John "Blackout" Gatling.

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