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President calls to congratulate Buehrle

Updated: July 24, 2009, 12:41 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- First fan Barack Obama made time for a congratulatory call to the pitcher on his favorite baseball team who just threw a perfect game.

Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox didn't allow a hit or walk a batter in a 5-0 victory at home over the Tampa Bay Rays. It was only the 17th perfect game all-time in the regular season. There has been one perfect game in the postseason.

The president's spokesman says Obama told Buehrle it was "an unbelievable achievement" and ...

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