Calvin Coolidge joins Nationals' Racing Presidents

Wednesday July 1st, 2015

The Nationals' "Racing Presidents" competition has been a smashing success since the team debuted the race in 2006, and after introducing a fifth runner in William Howard Taft in 2013, the team has announced the newest entrant, Calvin Coolidge.

The 30th president, known as Silent Cal for his reserved demeanor, will be lacing up his running shoes for the remainder of the 2015 season, taking on Taft as well as original competitors, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.

To give some background on the honor being bestowed on Coolidge, the White House Historical Association released some information about the president and baseball, including that Coolidge attended the most World Series games of any sitting president.

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