Mo’Ne Davis might just be the best thing going in baseball.
The 13-year-old star of her Taney, Pennsylvania, Little League team pitched a shutout game on Sunday to advance her team to the Little League World Series. Her 70-miles-per-hour fastball is already the stuff of legends in her hometown near Philadelphia. Davis was the subject of a recent Philadelphia Magazine article with a title that sums up how important she is to girls who dare to dream of the big leagues, “My Daughter Wants to Throw Like Mo’Ne Davis.”
Kinda kills the whole “you throw like a girl” insult.
This 13-year-old honors student is poised to change the way women and girls view themselves in relation to the sport of baseball. Davis shows girls can not only play at the highest levels with the boys, they can strike ’em out swinging.
Thanks to Davis, girls and boys alike will have a whole new reason to watch the Little League World Series.