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Catch Up With Little League Phenom Mo'ne Davis

Catch Up With Little League Phenom Mo'ne Davis

Just over a year ago, 14-year-old pitching phenomenon Mo'ne Davis led the Taney Dragons to the Little League World Series.

On August 15, 2014, she led her team to win the Little League World Series when she pitched a shutout game in the final game against Nashville— becoming the first girl to earn a win and to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history.

Davis is one of two girls who played in the 2014 Little League World Series and only the fourth American girl to ever participate in the Little League World Series.

She is just the sixth girl to record a hit in Little League World Series history.

From that day on, she has continued to make history and be an inspiration for young female athletes and people around the world.

Pitching a 70 mph fastball, Davis has redefined what it means to "play like a girl."

In August 2014, Davis became the first Little Leaguer to grace the national cover of Sports Illustrated.

 

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"Sports Illustrated Kid" named Davis its Sports Kid of the Year in December 2014.

But Davis is not only a star baseball player; she is also a talented basketball star, which actually is her favorite sport.

"As good as a pitcher she is, she’s a better point guard," said Davis' baseball coach, Steve Bandura.

In June 2015, the Harlem Globetrotters offered Davis a spot on their team. The Globetrotters instituted a "Future Discovery Clause," meaning that Davis will begin playing for them after she graduates from college, according to the Huffington Post.

On July 15, 2015, Davis was named "Breakthrough Athlete" at the ESPY Awards.

Davis’ story will also be coming to the Disney Channel in a biopic set to release in 6 months.

Davis also tells her story in her memoir, "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name."

She has also designed her own sneaker collection, the "Mo’ne Davis Collection," in which all proceeds from will benefit "Because I am a Girl" initiative to lift 4 million girls in the developing world out of poverty.

Wise beyond her years, Davis continues to change the minds of millions of people around the world about what it truly means to "play like a girl."

So like her memoir says, remember her name — there is more to come from Davis.

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Photo Credit: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File