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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The folklore surrounding President William Howard Taft is what legends are made of.

From his much storied real-life rivalry with President Teddy Roosevelt, all the way to that time he reportedly got stuck in the bathtub because of his "wide features."

Now, to add to that rich history, he'll join T.R. at Nationals Park, as the newest President to race during baseball games at the stadium.

"He was also the first U.S. President to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, which he did on Opening Day, 1910, right here in The District. Legend also has it that Taft "invented" the seventh-inning stretch, when he stood up to stretch at a game and the crowd around him followed suit," a Nationals news release stated.

"Teddy" lost 500 straight races before winning one legally, according to Nats officials.

Taft may have to slim down, before he can even reach Teddy come opening day.

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