POPSUGAR Celebrity

13-Year-Old Mo'ne Davis Lands a Record-Breaking Sports Illustrated Cover

Aug 20 2014 - 7:43pm

Mo'ne Davis made headlines last week when she became the first girl to throw a shutout game in the history of the Little League World Series, and now the 13-year-old is breaking records again as the first Little Leaguer to grace a national Sports Illustrated cover [1]. Mo'ne is the only female player on Philadelphia's Taney Dragons team, which is competing in the Little League World Series after she used her 70 mph fastball [2] to help get her teammates to the Mid-Atlantic Final. Needless to say, Mo'ne's skills on the field have made her a sports star as well as an inspiration for young girls across the globe; her incredible talent is giving a whole new meaning to the outdated phrase "throw like a girl."

Even though she's gained lots of fame for her baseball prowess, Mo'ne's other amazing goal is to play basketball for the University of Connecticut. She told Sports Illustrated, "To be honest, I never thought I'd be famous for baseball," adding, "I want to play basketball, and I could also do both basketball and baseball — but I really want to play basketball." How's that for dreaming big? Mo'ne and the Taney Dragons are on a roll and win or lose, her impact on young girls and women in sports will no doubt make her a legend for years to come.

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