Two brothers bring entire baseball team from Detroit to NYC

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AJ Ross has more from Riverside Park. (WABC)

Inside a baseball diamond on Riverside Park, a priceless bond is being formed between two Little League teams from two different states. They are being brought together by the generosity of two brothers from New York, and a host of others around the world.

Brothers Max and Nathan Murray wanted to do something special for their Bar Mitzvah project, so they decided to use their love of baseball to help others. When they learned the Detroit Police Athletic League team was in desperate need of new baseball equipment, they started an Amazon wish list, and Facebook campaign to help out.

"I just want some kids who really want that passion to have whatever they need," says Nathan.

"The community really stepped up and they really donated and they were one of the bigger players," Max added.

Thanks to Max and Nathan, and donations from dozens around the world, the team now has new bats, gloves, cleats and uniforms for every player They were also able to fly for the first time from Detroit to the Big Apple to take on the Westside Little League team at Riverside Park, and Eyewitness News' cameras were there to capture it.

It was a small idea that generated big results, and has since forged new friendships through a common passion.

For more information on how to help out the Detroit Police Athletic League, CLICK HERE.

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