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Everything you should know about Calvin Coolidge, the newest Racing President

Calvin Coolidge is the Nats' newest Racing President

Everyone knows that the best gig on the planet is former president: You get all of the glory with none of the stress or responsibility. And, in the annals of American politics, the greatest honors that can be bestowed upon as a person are as follows:

1. Having your likeness chiseled into the side of a mountain

2. Having your likeness printed on legal tender

3. Having your likeness take mascot form and race at Major League Baseball games

The Nationals have announced that Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of these United States of America, is the latest gentleman to reach that third milestone.

Coolidge joins George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft in racing around the warning track at Nationals home games, and they decided to wish him a warm welcome on Twitter:

And, in case you were wondering why the Nats chose Coolidge to join the gang, or were looking to brush up on your Silent Cal facts just for fun, here are the baseball-related things you should know about the president who presided over The Roaring Twenties, courtesy of The White House Historical Association:


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