Last night on SportsCenter’s Top Stories segment there was a fascinating interview with a 13-year-old girl who plays Little League on an otherwise all-boys team in Philly. The first, but definitely not last I’d hear of Mo’Ne Davis.
She throws a 70 mph fastball and was noticed at her school by the baseball coach for playing football, you know, just casually throwing perfect spirals and zooming around the field faster than most college running backs.
Mo’Ne could likely succeed in baseball, football or basketball (her favorite). The world is her oyster, as displayed on this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated.
Meet Mo’Ne Davis. She’s 13. She’s an honor roll student about to start the eighth grade. She’s the only girl on her Little League team, the Taney Dragons, of Philadelphia. And Sunday, she threw a complete shutout to advance her team to the Little League World Series that began today in Williamsport, Pa.
Mo’Ne isn’t alone. Emma March, 12, of Vancouver, also will play in the tournament, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Little League. Davis and March are the 17th and 18th girls to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history.
Time to start calling her the Queen of Dragons. Khaleesi II. Mo’Ne of House Davis…