Presidential campaigns begin with the primary, and baseball campaigns begin with Spring Training.
So perhaps it is fitting for the week in which baseball will shed its winter cobwebs to begin with Presidents Day, in observance of which we present the Presidential All-Stars.
1B: Reggie Jefferson, 1991-99.
2B: Jack Roosevelt Robinson, 1947-56; Hall of Fame.
SS: Derrel McKinley (Bud) Harrelson, 1965-1980; All-Star.
3B: John Kennedy, 1962-74, including 1962-63 in Washington with the Senators.
Joe Carter, 1983-98; All-Star.
Claudell Washington, 1974-90; All-Star.
Alex Johnson, 1964-76; All-Star.
Gary Carter, 1974-92; Hall of Fame.
Russ Nixon, 1957-68.
Reggie Jackson, 1967-87, Hall of Fame.
Grover Cleveland Alexander, 1911-30; Hall of Fame.
Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, Cubs.
Dave Bush, Brewers.
Ian Kennedy, D-backs.
Whitey Ford, 1950-67, Hall of Fame.
Walter, Randy and Josh Johnson.
Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma (Cal) McLish, 1944-64.
Mike Lincoln, Reds.
C.J. Wilson, Rangers.
Grant Balfour, Rays.
Taylor Buchholz, Rockies.
Jim (Mudcat) Grant, 1958-71, All-Star.
Lee Arthur Smith, 1980-97; All-Star.
Herb Washington, 1974-75.
Wilson Betemit, 2001-09.
Adam Kennedy, Nationals.
Craig Monroe, 2001-09.
Nick Johnson, Yankees.
Clinton Merrick Hurdle
P.S. Such a stellar outfit of ballplayers would deserve great media coverage, thus we would like to nominate as the beat reporter for the Presidential All-Stars MLB.com's Thomas Harding.