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David Buchanan vs. James Buchanan: Who ya got?

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Earlier this week, the Phillies announced that prodigal starting pitcher David Buchanan has returned to the team on a minor league deal. With Presidents’ Day almost upon us, I thought it only made sense to compare David with a man he shares a surname with; the only president to hail from the state of Pennsylvania: James Buchanan.

Let’s find out which Buchanan is superior!

Road to prominence

James Buchanan followed a rather standard path to the presidency: After serving in the military, he won a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Soon after he moved up to the United States House of Representatives, and next became a Senator.