SportsHollywood: Which do you enjoy more - getting a laugh or getting a hit?
Garry Marshall: Getting a hit, especially with a man on base. RBIs, you know. Although, many times when I hit, I get laughs.
SportsHollywood: A baseball question for an ex-New Yorker: Mickey, Willie, or Duke?
Garry Marshall: Mickey.
SportsHollywood: What is your greatest hit memory?
Garry Marshall: Pretty Woman. And once during the 'Happy Days All Star Game', I hit an inside-the-park home run at the Seattle Dome.
SportsHollywood: To DH or not to DH?
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Garry Marshall: DH. But I worry about those guys. They sit there the whole game. Don't you think they get bored or tired? Maybe we should call them the drowsy hitters.
SportsHollywood: More juiced: The modern baseball or the modern Yankee outfielder?
Garry Marshall: Nothing is more juiced than John Rocker. He's going to juice himself right out of baseball. The only people he hasn't insulted are Eskimos, and they rarely go to games.
SportsHollywood: What's your favorite Yogi Berra quote?
Garry Marshall: "If there is a fork in the road, take it."
SportsHollywood: Who was the best player to ever compete in your pick-up basketball games?
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Garry Marshall: Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters. Claire Kupchak, the wife of Laker General Manager Mitch Kupchak, wasn't bad either. She was so beautiful that the men were afraid to guard her. They just stood back and watched her score in awe.
SportsHollywood: Does Michelle Pfeiffer really bowl (like in Frankie and Johnny)?
Garry Marshall: Yes, she's really good. She could hit a strike on the first take.
SportsHollywood: Did any players on the Falcon Theatre team act in the softball scene of Runaway Bride?
Garry Marshall: Four. Me, Tommy Hines, Scott Marshall (my son), and Wendy Hallin (my niece).
SportsHollywood: Did Tommy (the guy who bumped chests with Julia Roberts during the softball scene) ask for a lot of re-takes?
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Garry Marshall: Two. The first time he got so nervous he fell down. Julia told him not to be afraid, just to jump up and hit her high. He said, "Yes ma'am." Julia was upset by that. She said, "Don't say yes ma'am. It makes me feel old." But he kept doing it. I told him, "Stop calling her ma'am." He turned to me and said, "Yes sir."
SportsHollywood: What did Sports Hollywood's own Ed Marinaro add to Laverne and Shirley?
Garry Marshall: Wish fulfillment. Girls like Laverne and Shirley could never really get a guy like that.
SportsHollywood: Why did you cast him?
Garry Marshall: I wanted his autograph!