Mo’Ne Davis, the Philadelphia Little Leaguer who took the national stage by storm this week, has landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
whoa, here's Mo'Ne Davis on the freaking COVER OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: pic.twitter.com/nMPZB3iUTC— Sam Laird (@samcmlaird) August 19, 2014
The 13-year-old Davis threw a two-hit shutout in the opening round of the Little League World Series, becoming the first female to ever do so. Davis threw a fastball that topped 70 miles per hour, prompting prominent major leaguers to weigh in.
Davis’s next performance wasn’t quite as spectacular, but she had a hit in her team’s 7-6 win over Pearland, Texas Sunday night. She became the 6th girl in history to get a hit in the series. She’s the first female to play in the event since 2004.