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DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Tigers are holding class outdoors this season at Comerica Park — but they’re not teaching kids how to hit, throw, or catch.

“We’re combining the love of the Detroit Tigers with the love of education,” said Eli Bayless, Director of Promotions and Special Events for the Tigers. The Tigers are holding a series of five special educational days at Comerica Park this year for high school students.

“It’s just a great way for us to talk about the importance of a strong education,” said Bayless. “To talk about the importance of science and math. To talk about how weather works and the science behind it and put it in a forum at the ballpark, and is something that kids are interested in.”

Bayless says the educational series is kicking off this week with Math and Career Days, but later in the month they will have Journalism Day on April 17, Space Day on May 8, and Weather Day on May 22.

The events are all scheduled prior to 1 p.m. Tiger home games. WWJ Sports Reporter Tony Ortiz will be one of the special guests at Journalism Day.

For more information or to sign up for the Tigers Outdoor Classes, visit this link.

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