Lim named White Sox All-Star Teacher

BOSTON -- Garrett Lim of Walnut, Calif. was selected as the White Sox winner for the Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers, recognizing top-flight current or retired teachers who make an impact with their students and within the community.

According to his bio, Lim originally was a chemist who eventually followed his passion to become a chemistry teacher. He started watching baseball in the early 90s and said that he was drawn to Frank Thomas and how he approached the art of hitting. Thomas became his favorite player, and since Thomas played for the White Sox, they became his favorite team.

Lim will be one of the 30 representatives recognized as part of All-Star week and during the pregame All-Star Game festivities.

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