Ok admit it all you weekend atheletes who grew up playing Baseball, whether it was in Little League or not you’re jealous. You never made the cover of Sports Illustrated, but maybe just maybe you thought your kid, would one day be on the cover of the legendary sports journal. Instead that dream…just took a back seat to …Mo’Ne Davis a 13 year old Little League pitcher who happens to be …a girl. Sports Illustrated couldn’t shy away from that story, hence the following quote:
“Last week, this week, maybe next week, she’s owned the sports conversation,” managing editor Chris Stone said. “How often do you get to say this about a 13-year-old girl? It’s the easiest type of story to identify as a cover story.”
Davis is the first Little League player featured on the national cover, and has created quite a buzz at this year’s Little League World Series. The baseball wunderkind is one of two girls to make it to the LLWS this year, and the 17th female to compete in the series’ history. According to a preview of SI’s profile on Davis, though, the young star is not even sure she wants to stick with the sport.
“To be honest, I never thought I’d be famous for baseball,” Davis said. “I want to play basketball, and I could also do both basketball and baseball — but I really want to play basketball.”
And guess where she want to play Basketball?…UConn. Keep a eye on her Geno her time will come faster than you can blink.
Here is Mo’Ne Davis in action courtesy of youtube.