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Washington Nationals add William Howard Taft to Presidents' Race

A person dressed as William Howard Taft, the

A person dressed as William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States, is introduced as the newest participant in the Washington Nationals' Presidents Race during a baseball event at NatsFest at the Washington Convention Center in Washington. (Jan. 26, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Perhaps Teddy's first win in the Presidents' Race wasn't a fluke after all.

On Saturday, the Washington Nationals announced that William Howard Taft -- Bill -- will become the fifth member of the Presidents' Race this season. The team introduced the nation's 27th president at NatsFest on Saturday. He joins the lineup of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

Roosevelt and Taft have a history of bad blood after their amicaple relationship turned sour. Taft served as Roosevelt's Secretary of War but tensions rose when they argued over policies, and Taft was handpicked as Roosevelt's successor as president in 1912.

Once tradition for Teddy to always lose the Presidents' Race, will the Nats have a new loser in Taft?

Tags: Washington Nationals , William Howard Taft , Presidents Race

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