WATCH: ‘Jeopardy!’ A competitor mistakenly believes that Babe Ruth has broken the color barrier of baseball


Under more normal and less pandemic circumstances, the Major League Baseball would celebrate the life of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier of sport, with each player who takes the field wearing his famous number 42. This historic step is celebrated the day he made his Major League debut with the Dodgers in 1947.

While the reason that Jackie Robinson is celebrated as a forerunner may be fairly obvious to a typical sports fan, this is not exactly the case for intelligent people who may not know much about the sport. Case in point, this “Jeopardy!” The candidate gave a less than ideal response to a clue about Robinson.

In the event that someone did not read this information, Babe Ruth did not, in fact, break the color barrier of baseball. Although ridiculous questions about whether Ruth was really black have been asked, and even published in reputable newspapers, it is unlikely that this candidate would refer to these arguments, but rather by simply naming the first old player of baseball that came to his mind.

The good news for the candidate is that, even though she may have made the kind of mistake that will ridicule Twitter for a day or two, she finally gets the last laugh because she ended up winning the episode.


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