Presidents Race Standings

For previous years’ standings, check out the detailed results pages for 2008, 2009, and 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Standings from 2006 and 2007 may be found on the the Presidents Race Facts page.

2014 Presidents Race Standings*

#26 Teddy Roosevelt  29
#16 Abraham Lincoln  25
#27 William Howard Taft  12
#3 Thomas Jefferson  11
#1 George Washington  10

*Includes 3 postseason races

The 2014 season got off to an exciting start as Teddy Roosevelt won on opening day. It was the first time Teddy ever held the lead in the presidents race standings, and the Bull Moose really went on a tear after the all star break, maintaining a lead in the standings entering the season’s final month, then holding off a late charge by Abraham Lincoln to take his first presidents race season title. Meanwhile, the Nationals finished with the best record in the National League, and had a regular season record of 18-8 when Teddy Roosevelt won. Teddy won all three postseason races before the Nationals were eliminated from the playoffs.

2014 Presidents Race Highlights

4/4 ATL Teddy Teddy tricks his rivals with wheel of fortune
4/5 ATL Abe Teddy Roosevelt starts strong, fades at the finish
4/6 ATL Bill Mascots visiting for Screech’s birthday pummel presidents
4/8 FLA George George and Abe attack Thomas Jefferson
4/9 FLA Teddy Teddy pulls ahead aboard Capital Bikeshare bikes
4/10 FLA Abe George Washington fades at the finish
4/17 STL Tom Teddy stops to high five fans on National High Five Day
4/18 STL Teddy Presidents reverse course, exorcise Cardinals demons
4/19 STL George Washington slams Teddy into the visitors bullpen fence
4/20 STL Bill Easter Bunny takes out 4 Racing Presidents
4/21 LAA Abe Lincoln ties Teddy atop the standings
4/22 LAA Abe Presidents recycle during Earth Day presidents race
4/23 LAA Abe Teddy commemorates “Man in the Arena” speech
4/24 SDG Bill Linebacker Lavar Arrington tackles Abraham Lincoln
4/25 SDG George Presidents race in the rain wearing Hawaiian shirts
4/26 SDG Abe Lincoln leads wire to wire in Hawaiian shirts
4/27 SDG Teddy Teddy pulls ahead as presidents go Hawaiian again
5/5 LAD Teddy Teddy hurdles over folding tables as presidents stumble
5/6 LAD Abe Abe Lincoln catches William Howard Taft at the finish
5/7 LAD Abe Lincoln pulls away from Thomas Jefferson at the wire
5/16 NYM Teddy Teddy trips the racing presidents with a baby Godzilla
5/17 NYM Abe Lincoln comes from behind on Military Appreciation Day
5/18 NYM Abe Lincoln comes from behind for second straight day
5/19 CIN Teddy Teddy Roosevelt Clobbers Abe Lincoln at the finish
5/19 CIN Teddy Teddy wins bonus presidents race in the 13th inning
5/20 CIN George Presidents run left, block Abe’s path to victory
5/21 CIN Teddy
5/26 FLA George Wearing military fatigues, George edges Teddy
5/27 FLA N/A Postponed
5/28 FLA George Bill & Tom wrap up Abe, George tackles the Gecko
5/30 TEX Teddy Taft commemorates dedication of the Lincoln Memorial
5/31 TEX Tom Jefferson wins for only the second time this season
6/1 TEX Tom Jefferson runs barefoot, throws shoes into the stands
6/3 PHI Abe Abe trips Taft, who falls on the cake he’s carrying
6/4 PHI Bill Taft comes from behind to take the belt
6/5 PHI Tom Before concert, presidents race in plain white Ts
6/17 HOU Teddy “Nice Cream” knocks out racers on $1 ice cream night
6/18 HOU Teddy George and Teddy win outfield tug-of-war contest
6/19 ATL Tom Racing presidents form roadblock to stop Taft
6/20 ATL Bill Taft edges Jefferson in battle to hang onto last place
6/20 ATL Teddy Teddy takes extra race in 13th inning
6/21 ATL Bill Teddy Roosevelt tackled by Crab Nachos Libre
6/22 ATL Abe Presidents play out USA vs. Portugal World Cup match
6/30 COL Abe Crowd chants USA! as presidents act out US vs. Belgium
7/1 COL Abe Abe has no sense of humor on International Joke Day
7/2 COL Teddy Alien invades Nationals Park on World UFO Day
7/4 CHI George Washington wins Independence Day race for 2nd year
7/5 CHI Abe LarQ the bear cub attacks Teddy Roosevelt in the outfield
7/6 CHI Bill Grounds crew repeatedly pummels LarQ the Bear 
7/7 BAL Bill Taft wins a close race in the Battle of the Beltways
7/18 MIL Tom Teddy takes out George, who returns the favor
7/19 MIL Teddy Teddy trips Taft, causes 5 president pile-up
7/20 MIL Teddy Teddy celebrates moon landing anniversary, scares MLB
7/31 PHI Abe Sharknado attacks Teddy Roosevelt 
8/1 PHI Tom Twin sharknados take out presidents in the outfield
8/2 PHI Teddy Abe Lincoln dresses as Sharknado, attacks presidents
8/3 PHI Teddy Teddy clobbers racing presidents with “Rally Mitt”
8/4 BAL Teddy Teddy bowls over presidents wearing Rally Mitt
8/5 NYM Teddy Jayson Werth Garden Gnome knocks out presidents
8/6 NYM Bill Justice was not blind, but all the other presidents were
8/7 NYM Teddy Teddy relaxes, sets trap made of palm trees & pineapples
8/7 NYM Tom Tom wins bonus race in 13th inning
8/15 PIT Teddy Teddy pummels Pittsburgh Pierogie Potato Pete
8/16 PIT Teddy Teddy turns the table on the pierogies
8/17 PIT Bill Crab Nachos Libre stops Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies
8/18 ARI Tom Thomas Jefferson keeps pace with William Howard Taft
8/19 ARI Bill Presidents attack GEICO Gecko, Jefferson gets stuck
8/20 ARI Teddy Teddy Roosevelt takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 
8/21 ARI George George takes the W in the rain
8/22 SFG George George Shares a Coke with his fellow racing presidents
8/23 SFG Abe Abe wins for the first time in August
8/24 SFG Tom Teddy falls short of the finish line
9/5 PHI Abe Abe stays alive with the first victory of September
9/6 PHI Tom Tom edges Teddy in Hawaiian shirts
9/7 PHI Bill Taft edges Roosevelt in Sunday finest
9/8 ATL Abe Presidents race melee features epic pushing and shoving 
9/9 ATL Abe George conspires to hold back Teddy, Abe stays alive
9/10 ATL Abe Presidents pass out flags. Abe sneaks by FTW
9/23 NYM Abe Lincoln wins in a tutu to promote Color Run
9/24 NYM N/A Postponed
9/25 NYM Abe Abe takes the first race of the day-night doubleheader
9/25 NYM Teddy Teddy wins for the first time in more than a month
9/26 FLA Abe Nice Cream Cone interferes to give Lincoln the victory
9/26 FLA Abe Lincoln enlists Secret Service to create presidents race tie
9/27 FLA George Replay review official Abe Lincoln robs Teddy of victory
9/28 FLA Teddy Teddy passes Penguins of Madagascar to finish in first place
10/3 SFG Teddy Presidents dance to “Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake
10/4 SFG Teddy Teddy uses nunchucks vs. Beef and Crab Nachos Libre
 10/4 SFG Teddy Teddy rallies playoff crowd in extra 13th-inning race

32 Responses

  1. is it appropriate for fans to endeavor to assist in “letting teddy win,” by doing things like tying other presidents’ shoelaces together, setting up confusing road signs, or devising other implements of sabotage?

  2. Don’t ask, don’t tell, I always say. Just remember that Teddy’s been disqualified before, so don’t get caught!

  3. Shouldn’t the standings include the full results (2nd, 3rd, 4th, DQ, DNF, etc)?

  4. danj, I would happily publish such results if I had help collecting the information from at least a couple of full season ticket holders. I wouldn’t want to list such statistics if I had gaps in the season. Today I can update the W-L standings without knowing for sure that I can be at and videotape every race.

    If you’d like to help collect such info, let me know!

  5. I was at one game during that July 2006 homestand against the Cubs, and Teddy won. He totally cheated — came out of nowhere with a golf cart — but he won the race. (That said, I don’t know if that resulted in a DQ.) Three photos from that game:

    And They're Off...
    Walk Softly and Carry a Big Golf Cart
    Victory Is Mine

  6. Those are great photos. I wish I had video of that race for the presidents race videos page because it was the first time Teddy tried to cheat (and yes it was the first time he was disqualified)! I have added one of your great photos to the presidents race facts page (with a link to your photostream).

  7. […] up losing! >:/ (He’s my favorite President for those of you who don’t know)  Hahah, check out the Race Standings.  They even had this campaign to let him win, with Teddy Roosevelt ‘08 signs!  I LOVE […]

  8. I have a video of the Presidents race from August 15th I recorded it with my digital camera

  9. […] Abraham Lincoln was last years champion by a substantial margin and Teddy was always the hard luck loser with nothing to show but a goose egg for 2008. For more Presidential Race statistics visit here […]

  10. This lovable loser stuff has to stop. Teddy don’t win, Nats don’t win……Coincidence??…..I think not.

  11. […] joke in Washington, D.C. — no, not that one — that Teddy Roosevelt never, ever wins the mascot Presidents Race at Nationals […]

  12. […] Teddy has never won the presidents race. […]

  13. […] holds up a campaign rally sign from at Nationals Park. Teddy has never won the presidents race. Clip from Histeria! including the song “Trust-Buster” for Theodore Roosevelt.Video […]

  14. […] Teddy has never won the presidents race. […]

  15. I love the site, and think this is awesome.

    You need to update this page, however…the President’s Race Highlights says 2010, not 2011.

    Keep it up!

  16. […] at the stats of the Presidents Race, Abe and Tom were neck and neck in the “polls” in 2011, with […]

  17. teddy was supposed to win today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dear presidents race fan when do you think teddy will win?

  18. The Nationals have made it clear. It ain’t gonna happen without some kind of intervention. We need a runner to go rogue.

  19. […] to follow, even if I am 2,880 miles away from Nats Park. Now if only Teddy Roosevelt could notch a win in the mascot run…   If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing […]

  20. yes i agree a runner needs to go rouge

  21. Folks — with respect, you need to know that Teddy is NEVER going to win this race. Too many things going against it.

    First of all, is TR himself. Several times, I’ve seen Teddy in the lead, then veer into the stands to talk with some voter who beckoned to him — irresistible to any politician. Another time he wanted a hot dog. Although a great hunter and outdoorsman, he is kind of clumsy. He has tripped over bats, tarps, gloves — and once over nothing. A blade of grass, I think.

    Second, as long as great Americans like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln trip him … shove him aside …ellbow past him .. step on his heels — he cannot win. Once, the noble Thomas Jefferson pulled Teddy down from behind by the collar! In football, it would be a personal foul. In politics, all’s fair.

    TR Fans — Teddy Roosevelt will simply NEVER win this race. Between his own varying attentions, and his surprisingly less than scrupulous opponents, he simply can’t.

    Ask Victoria’s Secret to sell full-coverage khaki jump suits … ask the birds to fly backward … ask the Man in the Moon to kiss the Sun … ask Barry Obama to be responsible, truthful, and fair – and to take responsibility for a 16 Trillion Dollar Deficit … but don’t ever expect Theodore Roosevelt to win that foot race at Nationals Park. The Laws of Nature, Physics, and Politics just won’t have it!


  22. TEDDY WON!!!

  23. One great aspect about the President’s Race, besides showing icons of this great country cheating and winning by pushing downing the other guy (you know, getting ahead by any means – – something we need to teach the children), is it adds in a big way to the carnival atmosphere of Nationals Park. Baseball can only survive by offering more than baseball. The 7th inning stretch needs to include a tractor pull in center field.

  24. […] Lincoln lost Best Picture at the Oscars, and now he has yet to win a president’s race in 23 tries, falling behind even notorious racing loser Teddy Roosevelt and newcomer Taft. The Nationals’ […]

  25. How is it that perhaps the most physically fit and vigorous president ever to have held office is tied for last? And the single fattest president is tied with him!?!

  26. Can someone please tell me what the song is they play after Abe wins a race? Thank you.

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