History was made on Wednesday during the Washington Nationals regular-season finale. Teddy finally brought his A-game and ended a racing drought.

 

At long last, the Teddy Roosevelt mascot finally won the Presidents Race at Nationals Park on Wednesday. During the Nationals 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in the regular-season finale, Teddy was finally victorious. Teddy ended a 525 racing drought. He got an assist from a Phillie Phanatic ripoff looking thing to claim the win. After 525 consecutive losses, Teddy will take it.

Teddy wasn’t the only one ending a long drought. After years of struggling, the Nationals find themselves with the best record (98-64) in baseball. You’d have to go all the way back to 2003 when the Nationals weren’t even the Nationals (they were the Montreal Expos) to find a winning record. The Expos finished (83-79) in 2003. The Nationals improved by 18 wins this season. They were an (80-81) team last season. Hats off to the Nationals and to Teddy.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.