With just eight home games to go, “Honest” Abe couldn’t afford to let Teddy win more than one more race. Yet as the fourth inning contest began Tuesday night, Lincoln sat on a chair and let his competitors run by.
The reason became clear as the presidents reached the home stretch with Teddy in the lead.
George Washington reached out and grabbed Roosevelt by the uniform, dragging him back to clear a path for his compatriot from Illinois.
The flagrant cheating was ignored by race judge Screech, and Lincoln took the tape to close within 4 games of Teddy with eight remaining.
Roosevelt’s magic number remains at 2.
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