Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Novel Quotes) for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 133):
A boy at the end of this 1952 novel says to the main character, “Say it ain’t true, Roy”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Sam Corbett, an assistant office manager from New York, New York
|Adrian Goldstein, a technical writer from Oakland, California
|Barton Wong, a senior trading associate from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $23,200)
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Correct response: What is The Natural?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Later made into a 1984 film, The Natural was a 1952 novel by Bernard Malamud. Roy Hobbs, the main character, is a baseball prodigy whose career is derailed when he is shot. The book mainly details Hobbs’ attempts to return to baseball.
Near the end of the novel, Hobbs is bribed to throw a game; the “Say it ain’t so, Roy” echoes what was said to Shoeless Joe Jackson after the 1919 Black Sox scandal.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Adrian $6,000 + $4,000 = $10,000
Barton $16,400 + $16,400 = $32,800 (2-day total: $56,000)
Sam $17,400 – $15,401 = $1,999 (What is The Gunslinger)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NOTABLE WOMEN $800 (13th pick)
Sam 2200 +1200 (Adrian 2800 Barton -600)
2) WORLD LEADERS 1919 $1200 (3rd pick)
Barton 2200 +2200 (Sam 5000 Adrian 4400)
3) THE PULITZER PRIZE $1600 (11th pick)
Barton 10000 +4000 (Sam 6600 Adrian 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 195
J! round: THE DRY TORTUGAS $1000 & “PH” ≠ F $1000
DJ! Round: THE WET TORTUGAS $800, $1200, $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $7,600
Barton $13,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.41% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Adrian $6,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.49% in first on buzzer
Sam $17,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 39.22% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $5,400 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Barton Wong, stats to date:
34 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
29.91% in first on buzzer (32/107)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Barton Wong, to win:
3 games: 45.98%
Avg. streak: 2.851 games
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 117 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.3468 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.5318).
An average of 6.0793 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8959).
An early cutoff took place 2.479% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Barton Wong qualified 12.479% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 89.741% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 74.775% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 50.929% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 24.073% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 6.278% of the time.
John Presloid qualified 0.900% of the time.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: Barton 31.25% (15/48), Adrian 27.08% (13/48), Sam 41.67% (20/48).
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