Michelle Obama Tweets To Mo’ne Davis, ‘Sports Kid Of The Year’ “You knocked it out of the park for girls everywhere,” Michelle Obama said Monday in a tweet to Mo’ne Davis (pictured) after Sports Illustrated Kids named the Little League pitching sensation its Sports Kid of the Year, ESPN reports. RELATED: Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal She sure did! The 13-year-old Philadelphia honor roll student attracted widespread attention after she led the Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory over Nashville, Tenn., in August. She is the first girl to win a Little League World Series game. “Sports Illustrated Kids says Davis shows that everyone has the ability to make an impact and inspire no matter age, gender or race,” ESPN writes. Since then she has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, landed a book deal, starred in a Spike Lee-directed car commercial and has her jersey displayed in baseball’s Hall of Fame.
Mo’ne is the ninth person honored as Sports Kid of the Year since 2007. The Girl Little League Pitcher Everyone's Talking About. With a blazing fastball that clocks at 70 miles per hour and a curveball that spins heads, Mo’ne Davis struck terror into even the bravest hitters at this summer’s Little League World Series. Standing just 5’4” and weighing only 111 pounds, Davis relies more on precision pitching fundamentals than sheer brawn. Many compare Davis’ technique to Major League pitcher Clayton Kershaw. The young ace agrees but with an important caveat.
Photo: Levo League via Twitter But more importantly there’s something intrinsic that makes Mo’ne Davis special—she’s redefining what it means to throw like a girl. Photo: pryanwilson via Flickr She’s just the eighteenth girl to compete in the series, and she’s the only girl in the league’s history to throw a shutout game. Photo: John Green via Flickr After Mo’ne’s Taney Youth Little League team beat Delaware 8-0 in the 2014 Mid Atlantic Championship game Aug. 10.
Davis captured the imagination of the nation as she retired batter after batter. Steeeerike! Mo'ne Davis Teen Baseball Star in Spike Lee Documentary. We've been keeping a close eye on 13-year-old baseball star Mo'ne Davis since this summer, when she made headlines with her lightning-fast pitching skills in the Little League World Series (read our profile here). And we even featured the phenom in our November issue, on newsstands now. So when we heard that famed director Spike Lee had made a documentary about our new favorite athlete, we were thrilled—and immediately queued it up. Mo'ne Davis: Throw Like a Girl practically brought us to tears (check it out below to see the chill-inducing goodness for yourself). There's something about her—about her relentless commitment to doing exactly what she wants, wherever that may be—that kicks our heart up a couple beats. Young women like Mo'ne (and pitcher Chelsea Baker, surfer Alessa Quizon, and climber Sasha DiGiulian) are changing the face of sports as we know it.
In fact, this generation of young women is reshaping what it means to do anything like a girl. Mo'ne Davis Has a Memoir Coming Next March. NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released next March by HarperCollins Children's Books, the publisher told The Associated Press on Monday. The honor roll student from Philadelphia became a sensation last summer after leading the Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory over Nashville, when she was just 13.
Known for her long braids and uncommon poise, she has since appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, thrown out the first pitch at a major league World Series game and starred in a car commercial directed by Spike Lee. In September, she donated her jersey to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. "When I joined an all-boys baseball team, my mom wasn't too happy," Mo'ne said in a statement issued Monday through HarperCollins. Financial terms for the book deal were not disclosed. Mo'ne Davis To Donate LLWS Jersey To Hall Of Fame. 13-year-old sensation Mo’Ne Davis throws two-hit shutout at Little League World Series. Mo'ne Davis, Throw #LikeAGirl | Crystal Cheatham. If anyone has reshaped what it means to throw like a girl it is Mo'ne Davis. Recently featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and applauded by a growing national fan base (including WNBA player Brittney Griner), the 12-year-old athlete has done her fair share to shake off the hater-ade surrounding the usage of the phrase "like a girl.
" A recent Facebook post by Philly's own news legend, Monica Malpass, conveys our sentiment of awe. Malpass calls her an inspiration as Mo'ne is hailed as the first girl in the Little League World Series to pitch a shutout. Agreeably so, Mo'ne has thrown a real curve into our malnourished ideology of femininity and inspired us to revisit what it means to do anything like a girl. Her fame develops on the heels of a campaign launched by Always to counteract what the "like a girl" phrase they consider to be a slur on womanhood. Julia Terry, creator of the Art of Growing Up program in Philadelphia speaks out in support of the the #LikeAGirl campaign. Mo'Ne Davis, One Of Little League's Few Female Players, Just Made The World Series.