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White Sox Humber Goes On Late Show, Gets Phone Call From Obama

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 24, 2012 4:25PM


When you pitch a perfect game, you make the media rounds. And that's what Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber is doing now after pitching his perfecto in Seattle Saturday.

Humber made the requisite appearance on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman last night and read the top 10 list which was, coincidentally, "The Top 10 Thoughts That Went Through Philip Humber's Mind During His Perfect Game."

Humber also received a congratulatory phone call from the nation's biggest White Sox fan, President Barack Obama.

"It definitely is an honor to speak to him," said Humber of his Monday call from President Obama. "He just wanted to congratulate me. He even asked about Kristan and the baby and asked about how that was going.

"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."

Humber received congratulatory tweets from Detroit tigers ace Justin Verlander, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and supermodel Kate Upton. (Score!!)