A 2018 season filled with presidential hijinks included races disrupted by double dutch, pet lions, superhero capes, hair styling, “groovy bus” rides, hypnosis, miniature presidents, picnics, selfies, red cards, pet cats, boxer shorts, sword fights, beer interference, garage sales, the YMCA and the electric slide. A record number of rain delays during the summer of 2018 led the racing presidents to hold an umbrella relay.
The confusion mirrored that of the Nats front office, as the Nats first let Teddy win the opening two races of the season, then for 4 months they didn’t (not even for the exhibition All Star game hosted at Nationals Park), then in late August, after the front office publicly gave up on making the playoffs, they unleashed Teddy again.
Finally, to promote healing, the presidents held arms to share a bipartisan victory in the season finale.
2018 Presidents Race Standings*
|#1 George Washington||31|
|#3 Thomas Jefferson||25|
|#16 Abraham Lincoln||17|
|#26 Theodore Roosevelt||10|
* Standings do not include exhibition wins by George and Tom in the All Star Game and the All Star Celebrity Softball Game at Nationals Park in July.
For previous years’ standings, highlights and videos, check out the links to detailed results pages for 2008-2017 in the left menu. Standings from 2006-2007 may be found on the the Presidents Race Facts page.
2018 Presidents Race Highlights
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