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Detroit Youth Baseball Team Looking To Make Tournament Trip To Illinois

DETROIT (WWJ) -- As the Detroit Tigers struggle to right their ship in the second half of the regular season, another baseball team in the Motor City is swinging for the fences.

Attorney Herb Sanders is general manager of the Detroit Playmakers Baseball Association, a 12-year-old and younger team with a knack for America's pastime.

The Detroit Playmakers will be representing Detroit in a regional tournament and need public help in the form of donations, as they hope to make it to Rockford, Illinois.

"We have 13 team members and this opportunity -- if we win -- will allow us to play in the World Series in Puerto Rico," Sanders said. "There are only eight teams in this regional tournament in Rockford, Illinois including us, so we have a real, strong possibility of being able to end up in the World Series."

The team is hosting a clinic on July 19 at its new field located on Grove St. and Littlefield St. near the Lincoln-King Academy on the city's northwest side.

The team either needs a small bus or around $3400 to make the trip next week possible. For more information or to donate you can call Sanders at 313-962-0099.

You can also donate to the team's GoFundMe page HERE.

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