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To celebrate Presidents' Day, here's your MLB All-Presidential Names team

Introducing the MLB All-Presidential Names team

It's Presidents' Day in the United States, and Major League Baseball will celebrate along with all of America. In fact, a roster full of players -- even an expanded one that would fit just fine in September -- can be made up using only the names of some of our most distinguished Commanders in Chief.

Here's the All-Star team of active presidential baseball names -- it would be based in (Grover) Cleveland for American League games and (George) Washington for National League play. And beat reporter Thomas Harding of will be the go-to source for info about them, of course.


Catcher: Wilson Ramos, Nationals


First base: Matt Adams, Cardinals


Second base: Josh Harrison, Pirates


Shortstop: Chris Taylor, Mariners


Third base: Chris Johnson, Braves


Left field: Steve Pearce (close enough), Orioles


Center field: Austin Jackson, Mariners


Right field: Tyler Colvin, Marlins


Designated hitter: Chris Carter, Astros


Bench: Taylor Teagarden, C; Tyler Flowers, C; Brett Hayes, C; Grant Green, IF; David Adams, 3B; Reed Johnson, OF

Pitching Staff



No. 1 starter: Madison Bumgarner, Giants

No. 2 starter: C.J. Wilson, Angels

No. 3 starter: Ian Kennedy, Padres

No. 4 starter: Josh Johnson, Padres

No. 5 starter: Tyler Skaggs, Angels

Other starters: Edwin Jackson, Cubs; Tyler Chatwood, Rockies; Matt Harrison, Rangers


Long reliever: Brad Lincoln, Pirates

Middle reliever: Carter Capps, Marlins

Setup: Mike Adams, free agent

Setup: Jim Johnson, Braves

Setup/Closer: Tyler Clippard, A's

Setup/Closer: Grant Balfour, Rays

Doug Miller is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB.

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