Presidents Day is celebrated every year on the third Monday of February in honor of the nation’s first president, George Washington. Washington took office in April 1789, and since then, 43 other men have claimed the title of the president of the United States.
In the spirit of the day we compiled a list of past Redbird players who share last names with past presidents.
Matt Adams hit .329 with 18 HR and 50 RBIs in 67 games with the Redbirds in 2012
Ryan Jackson batted .278 with 23 extra-base hits in 2013
Gabe Johnson had two separate stints with Memphis, one in ’06 and one in ’08.
Mark Johnson played with Memphis in 2008, one of four Pacific Coast League teams the catcher has been on.
Rob Johnson hit .236 with the Redbirds in 2013.
Tyler Johnson played with Memphis from ’05 to ’07, most notably notching seven saves in 59.0 innings during the 2005 season.
Adam Kennedy hit 10 home runs and added 63 RBIs in the 1999 season at Memphis.
Rico Washington was a Redbird from ’06 to ’08, recording a .536 slugging percentage in 2007 during 54 games.
NOT PICTURED: Brian Johnson played 15 games in Memphis during the 2000 season, posting a .250 average.