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Mets' 'Tribute for Heroes' finalists unveiled

Mets' 'Tribute for Heroes' finalists unveiled

Mets' 'Tribute for Heroes' finalists unveiled

NEW YORK -- The 90 finalists for Major League Baseball and People Magazine's "Tribute for Heroes" campaign, which recognizes veterans and military service members, were announced on Tuesday.

One winner from each of the 30 teams will be included in All-Star Week festivities and recognized during the pregame ceremony before the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16.

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The finalists for the Mets are Omar Navarro from Jersey City, N.J., Helen Fumo from Manor, Texas, and Jeffrey Callaghan from Kings Park, N.Y.

The finalists were chosen by MLB and People Magazine, as well as a panel that included General Peter W. Chiarelli, General John M. "Jack" Keane, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, Indians outfielder Nick Swisher, Giants pitcher Barry Zito, Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler, Padres infielder Chase Headley and Nationals pitcher Craig Stammen.

Fans can visit TributeForHeroes.com to view the full list of finalists and vote on their favorite stories through June 30.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. Chris Iseman 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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