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Makin' History

 
Posted August 20th, 2014 @ 6:13am

         

Little League World Series phenom Mo’Ne Davis is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated and is the subject of this week’s cover story. The 13-year-old caught the nation’s attention after throwing a shutout during her first game of the Little League World Series.

But despite the attention she’s getting for her baseball prowess, Davis really wants to be a basketball star.

From Sports Illustrated:

“The writer, Albert Chen, said it perfectly in the story, She’s a lot of things to a lot of different people, all of them good things: a totem for inner-city baseball, a role model for your 10-year-old niece, a role model for your 10-year-old nephew,” Stone said. “Most of all, she’s a laid-back kid just having a really good time.”

And Davis says that she doesn’t even know if she will continue playing baseball. ​

The nation first took notice after Davis used her 70 mph fastball to throw a shutout in the Mid-Atlantic Final that sent her team to the World Series. She followed that up by becoming the first girl to throw a shutout in World Series history, throwing a two-hitter and striking out eight in a 4-0 win over Nashville last Friday.

For good measure, Davis had an RBI single in Philadelphia’s victory over Pearland, Texas this week, becoming the sixth girl to collect a hit in Little League World Series history.

[...]Davis’ dream is to play basketball for the University of Connecticut.

“To be honest, I never thought I’d be famous for baseball,” she says. “I want to play basketball, And I could also do both basketball and baseball-but I really want to play basketball.”

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