The 13-year-old pitching sensation “Mo’ne Davis” became the first Little Leaguer to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated in the 60-year history of the magazine.


On Friday, Davis became the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series when she led her Philadelphia Taney Dragons to a 4-0 win over Nashville. Today she has become the first Little Leaguer (of either gender) to grace SI‘s cover.

Albert Chen summed up the national fascination with Davis in his cover article.

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… Most of all she’s a laid-back kid just having a really good time.”

Last week, she became the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series.

She is scheduled to start again Wednesday.

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  1. […] Thirteen-year-old Davis captured the nation’s attention when she lead her team to the Little League World Series, where she threw a complete-game shutout that earned even more praise. Davis made history by becoming the first female pitcher in the Little League World Series and the first Little League Baseball player to make the cover of Sports Illustrated. […]

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