This 13 year-old Little League pitcher is a lot more than a great arm.
Mo’ne Davis recently entered her teen years and now has entered our hearts, gaining major league attention. The young Philadelphia native has a killer arm and confidence and has become the biggest sports story in years.
She's made history by throwing fastballs at 70 mph and becoming the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series! Davis has also mead headlines by becoming the first Little Leaguer to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Here’s more of what you need to know about this fierce player besides her lightning-fast pitching!
5 Things to Know About Mo’ne Davis
Baseball isn’t her primary sport: Basketball is actually her primary sport. Well, looks like MLB will be after her and the WNBA can get in line!
Major League players are even impressed: After her win against Tennessee, she earned a shout-out from a leading MLB MVP, Andrew McCutchen. Plus her favorite NBA star Kevin Durant, offered her a sweet tweet too.
This youngster is striking everybody out and she is a girl. I love it. #itsanewday— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 15, 2014
She’s determined: She also pitched an impressive three-hit shutout game over Newark during the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship on August 11.
She’s a humble young girl: "It does mean a lot to be the first American girl, but more girls should start joining boys' teams," Davis said to Davis told the Philadelphia Daily News. "The attention should not just be on one girl; more girls should join boys' teams so it is a tradition and it won't be so special."
Even with all this special attention for her topnotch athleticism, she remains modest.
She is not to be underestimated: She’s poised, she doesn’t fall apart and nothing gets to her! Davis is only the fourth American girl ever to play in the Little League World Series, and the first since 2004. We can’t wait to see more of this young lady in the future!
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