(Video) Babe Ruth, the “MLB Color Barrier Breaker”
Happy National Babe Ruth Day
For starters, this mishap should give any human being alive hope. The encouragement that one day, they could star on Jeopardy and hold their own. Even if a contestant isn’t confident in their IQ level or ability to perform when the big lights come on, it’s okay. We pretty much guarantee, that no matter how bad things get, it won’t get worse than this. In this edition of “Jeopardy,” this genius declared that Babe Ruth broke the MLB’s color barrier. Happy National Babe Ruth Day.
Jeopardy used to be the benchmark for showcasing intelligence on television. In fact, the contestants are often some of the most intelligent humans on the planet. Whether they’re Ivy League college kids or the average genius decked out in a Polo and over-sized khakis, our minds are usually blown. Blown that their brains can process and deliver answers to the world’s hardest quiz questions in moments.
We Can’t All Be Good At Everything
However, as Simon Sinek says, ” We can’t all be good at everything.” Usually, for these intellects, their Achilles heel is sports. Which was the case on this edition of Jeopardy when one of the categories was “Baseball.”
The question was simple for any baseball fan to answer. In fact, anyone who attended Elementary school would be able to acknowledge who broke the color barrier in 1947 in Major League Baseball.
Xiaoke Ying buzzed in and said “Babe Ruth.”
A Link For Eternity
Shortly after she responded, a young black man from Yale saved the day with the correct response. That’s right… Jackie Robinson. One of the most popular baseball players of all-time, who indeed broke the color barrier in baseball.
While Xiaoke Ying had a baseball brain fart, she did go on to win her round of collegiate Jeopardy, representing the University of Southern California (USC).
Now, Ying and Babe Ruth will be linked together for all of eternity. The world will probably never let her live it down, especially on National Babe Ruth Day.