• 93 Years After His Death, Teddy Roosevelt Finally Wins The Presidents Race At Nationals Park

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 3, 2012
    Of all the happenings connected to the Washington Nationals’ spectacular season, nothing has matched the galvanizing force of Teddy Roosevelt’s 538-game losing streak in the Presidents Race at Nationals Park. After experiencing a rough ride and losing the first 525 dashes in the gimmick's history, Teddy Roosevelt finally came through and ended the incompetence that inspired the "Let Teddy Win" movement. No, it's because Teddy is finally off the schnide, having won his first-ever Presidents Race after 525 consecutive losses, thanks to some assistance from a faux-Phillie Phanatic. The three leading mascots reached the right-field foul pole, with Teddy lagging far behind near the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center, and it seemed as though the Kuehns would have to wait until the playoffs for Teddy's long-awaited triumph. Eleven-year-old Riley Kuehn skipped school on Wednesday, knowing there was a chance to witness history at Nationals Park. Other popular content on the Yahoo! network: • Red Sox fire manager Bobby Valentine | Slideshow • The 2012-13 New York Knicks are the oldest team in NBA history • Report: Santonio Holmes is probably done for the season • Y! Shine: Victoria Beckham's awkward teenage modeling pics
    Source: deadspin.com
    • Teddy finally wins Presidents Race as Nationals clinch top seed in National League

      Your browser does not support iframes. These are not your old Washington Nationals any more. That's a fact, of course, that became readily apparent over the course of the 2012 regular season, which ended on Wednesday with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Another Nationals First: Teddy Finally Wins

      In a crazy Nationals season, the craziest turn might have been Teddy Roosevelt breaking his long drought in the Presidents Race at Nationals Park.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Teddy in 2012: Long drought is over in DC

      Eleven-year-old Riley Kuehn skipped school on Wednesday, knowing there was a chance to witness history at Nationals Park. The beloved Teddy Roosevelt mascot had been mired in a 525-race losing streak in the stadium's Presidents Race, held in the middle …
      Source: MLB.com

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