Mo’ne Davis is a Total Game-Changer

by Sonia Edwards

I don’t think I’ve been this interested in Little League baseball since… well, ever.  

Mo’ne Davis, a 13-year-old from Philadelphia, threw a two-hitter this past weekend at her team’s opening game at the Little League World Series. For those of you who aren’t familiar with baseball lingo, that’s pretty damn good. Davis is only one of the two female players at the LLWS, and is now the first female pitcher in history to win a game.  


Davis is now getting a lot of media attention, as well as praise from Major-Leaguers via Twitter, and she’s handling it all like a true pro. Davis said in an interview that it feels “very unreal” at her age to be a role model for younger girls, and that she hopes to inspire more girls to play Little League.  

Davis’s team beat Nashville 4-0 and the crowd of over 15,000 people went nuts after she struck out the final batter. Davis will pitch again today when her team, the Taney Dragons, takes on Las Vegas.  


This girl is nothing but confident as she is learning how to handle her new fame. She knows she has what it takes to play in the big leagues, but still isn’t one hundred percent sure whether she’ll want to play baseball in the future — telling the New York Times if she’s on Sports Illustrated again, she wants it to be for playing basketball for UConn. Even if she doesn’t continue with baseball, she’ll still be an inspiration to girls everywhere and a total game-changer.


(Images via ABC)

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