By Jeremy Herb
Taft will now join Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt in the Nationals’ 4th inning presidents’ race.
Taft, the 27th president, had a real-life rivalry with Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th, as Roosevelt mounted a third-party challenge against Taft that led to defeat for both presidents.
Teddy had famously never won a race until last year, leading to a website and Twitter account, “Let Teddy Win.” He broke the years-long losing streak in the Nationals final regular season game as they went to the playoffs for the first time.
Image via blog.letteddywin.com.