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President Obama calls Chicago White Sox's Mark Buehrle after perfect game

CLEVELAND -- President Obama heard via email about Mark Buehrle's perfect game on his way to the Cleveland airport. In the presidential limousine, Obama immediately cell-phoned Buehrle, who stepped into Jerry Reinsdorf's office to take the call.

He congratulated him, called it an "unbelievable achievement" and said maybe it happened because he (Obama) wore the White Sox jacket at the All-Star game.

"As a fan, it's extraordinary," Obama said later, in a statement read to the traveling press by the White House press secretary.

"When you're a White Sox fan and know the guy that did it, it makes it even more fun."
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