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'Teddy' wins for 1st time in 534 races

Updated: October 3, 2012, 9:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- Teddy wins! Teddy wins!

For the first time, the Teddy Roosevelt mascot won the Presidents Race in the middle of the fourth inning at Nationals Park -- a pursuit that drew attention even from a White House spokesman and Sen. John McCain.

Teddy -- Mr. Rough Rider, himself -- had lost 533 times since 2006, according to ESPN's research department, when the Washington Nationals began having races among 10-foot-tall foam renderings of Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas ...

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