For 2017, the Nationals have returned the presidents race to the original “Rushmore Four” — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt (newer presidents Taft, Coolidge, and Hoover were “retired” to the team’s new spring training home in West Palm Beach, Florida, where they run a spring training presidents race).
2017 Presidents Race Standings*
|#16 Abraham Lincoln||5|
|#3 Thomas Jefferson||2|
|#1 George Washington||1|
|Screech the Eagle||1|
|#26 Teddy Roosevelt||0|
* Includes postseason.
For previous years’ standings, check out the links to detailed results pages for 2008-2016 in the left menu. Standings from 2006-2007 may be found on the the Presidents Race Facts page.
2017 Presidents Race Highlights
|4/3||MIA||Abe||Presidents race like it was 2012, and not in a good way|
|4/5||MIA||Abe||On National Read a Roadmap Day, Abe tries to distract|
|4/6||MIA||Tom||Tom shoves by Abe in a photo finish tussle|
|4/10||STL||Tom||Teddy “trips” and falls just before the finish line|
|4/11||STL||Abe||Presidents race on bikes. Abe cheats.|
|4/12||STL||George||Washington misses the tape, is declared winner anyway|
|4/14||PHI||Abe||Abe Lincoln pulls away at the finish|
|4/15||PHI||Abe||Abe Lincoln leads wire-to-wire|
|4/16||PHI||Screech||Mascots and the Easter Bunny assault the presidents|