Presidents Race Standings

The 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. Will Teddy go wire to wire? Check back here after every home game to see what’s in store for 2014.

For previous years’ standings, check out the detailed results pages for 2008, 2009, and 2010, 20112012, and 2013. Standings from 2006 and 2007 may be found on the the Presidents Race Facts page.

2014 Presidents Race Standings

#26 Teddy Roosevelt  3
#16 Abraham Lincoln  2
#1 George Washington  2
#27 William Howard Taft  1
#3 Thomas Jefferson  1

2014 Presidents Race Highlights

DATE VS. WINNER NOTABLE
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
4/21 LAA
4/22 LAA
4/23 LAA
4/24 SDG
4/25 SDG
4/26 SDG
4/27 SDG
5/5 LAD
5/6 LAD
5/7 LAD
5/16 NYM
5/17 NYM
5/18 NYM
5/19 CIN
5/20 CIN
5/21 CIN
5/26 FLA
5/27 FLA
5/28 FLA
5/30 TEX
5/31 TEX
6/1 TEX
6/3 PHI
6/4 PHI
6/5 PHI
6/17 HOU
6/18 HOU
6/19 ATL
6/20 ATL
6/21 ATL
6/22 ATL
6/30 COL
7/1 COL
7/2 COL
7/4 CHI
7/5 CHI
7/6 CHI
7/7 BAL
7/8 BAL
7/18 MIL
7/19 MIL
7/20 MIL
7/31 PHI
8/1 PHI
8/2 PHI
8/3 PHI
8/5 NYM
8/6 NYM
8/7 NYM
8/15 PIT
8/16 PIT
8/17 PIT
8/18 ARI
8/19 ARI
8/20 ARI
8/21 ARI
8/22 SFG
8/23 SFG
8/24 SFG
9/5 PHI
9/6 PHI
9/7 PHI
9/8 ATL
9/9 ATL
9/10 ATL
9/23 NYM
9/24 NYM
9/25 NYM
9/26 FLA
9/27 FLA
9/28 FLA

31 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:

    http://flickr.com/photos/alykat/221032461/in/set-72157594245614302/
    http://flickr.com/photos/alykat/221032489/in/set-72157594245614302/
    http://flickr.com/photos/alykat/221032535/in/set-72157594245614302/

  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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYE364j3SlA 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 http://www.cafepress.com/letteddywin 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!

    Sigh…..

  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!?!

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