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"He shared some of his experience of being a new father. He's a very nice man and he represents our country in a good way. He's definitely a great communicator and I appreciate him talking to me."

A day after Humber threw his perfect game, when still he hadn't heard from Obama, the White Sox pitcher joked that it might have been because he's a registered Republican.

"I don't know if he knows I'm a registered Republican or what," Humber said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago, also congratulated Humber on Saturday.

"Congratulations to Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox for pitching only the 20th regular season perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball," Emanuel, previously Obama's chief of staff, said in a statement.