Baby has 2 perfect games under belt
There have been 23 perfect games in Major League Baseball history, and 9-month-old Bode Dockal has seen two of them.
Paul Dockal brought his newborn son Bode to Seattle’s Safeco Field on April 21 and they were treated to a show when White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect game against the Mariners. It was extra sweet for the Dockals, who hail from the Chicago area and are avid White Sox fans.
But lightning would strike twice for them. Paul and Bode returned to Safeco on Aug. 15 for their second game of the season and witnessed Felix Hernandez toss a perfect game against the Rays.
"I don’t think he could understand how important it was for me to be with him until he has a son of his own," Paul told MLB.com.
The odds of attending two perfect games? Incredible. To do it in one’s first two trips to an MLB game? Astronomical. And to do it with dad? Priceless.