The Washington Nationals introduced new racing president Herbert Hoover on Sunday morning’s episode of NBC’s Meet the Press. Hoover will join the presidents race beginning today at Nationals Park.
As we detailed recently, Hoover gets the designation “visiting racing president,” since he is sponsored by the White House Historical Association. Hoover replaces Calvin Coolidge, who was the Nationals’ first visiting racing president in 2015. Hoover is being featured and commemorated by the association’s 2016 Christmas ornament. This also means that the July 3 promotional giveaway — previously announced as a “racing president bobblehead,” will be a Herbert Hoover bobblehead doll.
The partnership between the Washington Nationals and the White House Historical Society is a minimum 3-year deal, which means there’s a good chance we’ll see a racing Franklin Roosevelt in 2017.