If you don’t know who the 13-year-old sensation is you will now!
Mo’Ne Davis is taking the sports world by storm. The Little League World Series player is not only the 18th girl to play in the series in its 68-year saga, but also has made history as the first Little Leaguer to grace the sought-after cover of Sports Illustrated.
She may be petite in stature, but the eighth grader has a mean arm on her. Davis threw a 70 mph fastball, which led to her successfully helping Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia defeat the Newark National Little League of Delaware and advance to the Little League World Series.
In the article, Davis discusses her success, reveals her love for basketball and much more. Here are a couple excerpts:
“To be honest, I never thought I’d be famous for baseball. I want to play basketball, and I could also do both basketball and baseball — but I really want to play basketball.”
“People were like, ‘Oh, there are going to be people running up to you taking pictures’ and I thought it was going to be a bunch of little kids. But it’s grown-ups! And that’s, like, creepy,”
Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine.