Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Jeopardy Hall of Fame: All 3 game players flub trivia question

See also

A Jeopardy Hall of Fame question involving with the sports world appeared on the hit game show recently and the answer all three contestants gave was drastically off-base, according to various reports. NBCSports reported Jan. 17 that the question Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek, asked the contestants was about baseball player, Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox.

The Jeopardy Hall of Fame question asked by Trebek was this:

"354 wins did not overcome the controversy as this ex-Red Sox pitcher didn’t make the Hall of Fame cut in 2013."

Gudrun was the first contestant up to give his response. He named Pete Rose -- who was neither a pitcher nor a player on the Red Sox team. He also was not on the 2013 ballot.

Second to answer was Stacy. She guessed Curt Schilling. It was a good guess, but was not the right answer. Schilling was with the the Red Sox and a player on the 2013 ballot, and at times was controversial. The big difference was his winning record. He retired with 216 wins.

The third contestant -- Sarah -- answered Mark McGwire for the Jeopardy Hall of Fame question. McGwire was not a pitcher, but on the 2013 ballot and was also controversial.

Trebek told the contestants that Roger Clemens was the correct answer.

“Obviously, you’re hoping that baseball does not come up as a topic in the second round," Trebek said.

The Jeopardy Hall of Fame question was a no-brainer to baseball fans, otherwise this headline would not have made trending news. Should the players have known the correct answer was Roger Clemens?


Arts & Entertainment

  • Brad Pitt
    Find out how a $10 donation could win you a date with Brad Pitt
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Cash
    Famous men and their cats prove you don't have to look tough to look good
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper clarifies her 'cancer-free' statement with some additional information
  • Kate Middleton
    Kate Middleton's beautiful DVF dress sells out in just minutes
    Pop Culture
  • Robin
    As Batman ends the search for Damian's body, we wonder who the next Robin will be
    Comics Buzz
  • Vampire Diaries
    See the hottest predictions for the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries'
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!