Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Sports Legends) for Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (Season 38, Game 23):
When Johnny Bench broke his record, this man wrote, “I always thought the record would stand until it was broken”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Mary Garvey, a pastor from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
|Bilal Ali, a product manager from Seattle, Washington
|Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida (2-day total: $51,700)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: A lot of fans are missing Matt Amodio’s run as champion, but after yesterday’s game, I think we can safely say that he was dethroned by a very worthy champion in Jonathan, who picked up a very strong total before Final Jeopardy. Moreover, this proves just how strong of a player Jessica was on Monday, who very nearly beat both Matt and Jonathan herself! Jonathan will be looking to extend his streak to 3 today against Mary and Bilal.
On a slightly more personal note: From October 16-23, there will be a 168-hour charity live-streaming relay on Twitch to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada; more information can be found at gamersvsms.ca. 1 in 385 Canadians live with MS. I’ll be doing my shift as part of the relay on Thursday, October 21 from 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM EDT on my own Twitch channel, twitch.tv/andythequizzer/.
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Correct response: Who is Yogi Berra?
More information about Final Jeopardy: (The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2021 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)
When Yogi Berra retired, he held MLB records for hits, runs, and home runs by a catcher; Cincinnati Reds catcher passed Berra’s home run mark in the summer of 1980, leading to a telegram and the aforementioned quote from Berra.
In 2015, Johnny Bench tweeted out the telegram that Berra sent him: “Congratulations on breaking my home run record last night. I always thought the record would stand until it was broken. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Best of luck the rest of the season, but take it easy on Dale and the Pirates. Maybe we’ll see you in October. Yogi” (Dale was Yogi’s son who was an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the time.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Bilal $5,400 + $5,395 = $10,795 (Who is Berra?)
Mary $12,600 + $3,300 = $15,900 (Who is Yogi Berra?)
Jonathan $15,800 + $2,500 = $18,300 (Who is Yogi Berra?) (3-day total: $70,000)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE SABBATH $600 (clue #18)
Mary 2800 -2000 (Jonathan 1400 Bilal 800)
2) SHAKESPEARE’S INSULTS $800 (clue #4)
Jonathan 6000 +3000 (Bilal 2200 Mary 2800)
3) DOUBLE-LETTER GEOGRAPHY $800 (clue #17, $16000 left on board)
Mary 7600 +3000 (Jonathan 11800 Bilal 4200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 18
J! Round: NAMES IN FASHION $600 LINCOLN, BLINKEN $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.13 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Jonathan $13,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 6 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Mary $12,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55), 3/5 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
Bilal $5,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 7 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer (18/55), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,400
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,200
Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
68 correct, 9 incorrect
8/8 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
36.31% in first on buzzer (61/168)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,600)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,333
Bilal Ali, career statistics:
14 correct, 7 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
32.73% in first on buzzer (18/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,400
Mary Garvey, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400
Jonathan Fisher, to win:
4 games: 65.696%
Avg. streak: 4.915 games.
- Contestants should always wager in Final Jeopardy based on the game situation and not on the category, as even in a category that looks intimidating, you could always see a clue as straightforward as this one. It always amuses me greatly to see contestants run scared from a sports category, only to see the clue go 3/3 in Final.
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