As announced by the creation of a new Twitter account,William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States, will become the newest Racing President for the 2013 season.
April 14, 2012; Washington, D.C., USA; Washington Nationals presidents race in the fifth inning during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park. The Nationals defeated the Reds 4 – 1. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports
Taft is most well known for two things: he was the first president to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game, at the Washington Senators’ Opening Day Game in 1910, and he was also the fattest president in history. He was reportedly 335 pounds at one point, and famously got stuck in a White House bathtub. He was also the first President after Teddy Roosevelt, against whom he will race next year.