“I used to say: These are the priorities of Marvin Hamlisch: 1-Music
2-New York Yankees
He Loved his Yankees!” Terre Blair Hamlisch.
When Marvin was performing, in the old days before Smartphones, during the play-off season, messages were being relayed from the side door of the stage onto the stage. There would be somebody pointing with their hands: “Five” — “Two.” And then the response with Marvin’s “thumbs up” will follow. — Conductor J. Ernest Green.
He really loved Joe Torre:
“He was my greatest fan, because every time we lost a game, it was somebody else’s fault. It was never my fault.” Joe Torre.
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