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Tigers' All-Star teacher finalist announced

DETROIT -- Along with Target and PEOPLE, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday the 30 winners of the "Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" campaign.

Detroit's honoree is Michael Sinclair, who has taught physics, calculus, geology and astronomy at Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center for the past 26 years.

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Sinclair was the 2006 Michigan High School Science Teacher of the Year. As the Tigers' winner, he'll be one of 30 teachers recognized in a pregame ceremony before the All-Star Game at Target Field next Tuesday.

Fans cast votes at AllStarTeachers.com to whittle a pool of 90 finalists down to the 30 winners.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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