Yeah, she “throws like a girl” and Mo’ne Davis keeps making history with her amazing pitching abilities! The 13-year old is the only girl on her Philadelphia baseball team and after helping propel her team deep into the Little League World series she’s snag a new honor as the first Little Leaguer — male or female — to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.
The superstar pitcher covers this week’s SI issue (dated August 25) and is featured hurling the heat with the tagline “Remember Her Name…(As If We Could Ever Forget).” As the sports magazine notes, she’s owned sports conversations particularly after her history-making shutout in Tennessee last Friday where she led her Philadelphia Taney Dragons to a 4-0 win over Nashville. In that game Davis became the first female athlete to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. She is only one of 18 girls who has participated in the event in its 68-year history.
According to The Boston Globe, the teen has been “driving the ratings for ABC and ESPN during the series and, as of Tuesday, had been featured atop the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer for five consecutive days. Her following on Twitter and Instagram has ballooned.” Though Davis is causing this furor for her baseball skills, she has told reporters that her biggest dream is to play basketball at the University of Connecticut one day.
While the world can’t get enough of her at the moment, Davis seems to be taking her newfound fame in stride.. When asked if she was enjoying herself, she told the Globe: “Yes I am. Sometimes it gets annoying, but I am enjoying it.” And how does she feel about this Sports Illustrated cover? “I don’t know. Kind of surprised, but I mean, it was fun,” she said.
Davis takes the mound again tonight (August 20) at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN as her 2-0 Dragons face Las Vegas.
Check Out Mon’e at the post game press conference:
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"