Standout pitcher Mo’ne Davis isn’t just making headlines this week after becoming the first female to pitch a two-hit shutout in the Little League World Series, she’s making magazine covers. Here’s the 13-year-old Taney Dragons phenom on the latest issue of Sports Illustrated:
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The superstar teen, who’s breaking gender stereotypes with her 70-mph fastball, has shot to fame over the past week, but has amazingly kept a level head. She said in ESPN’s “Sunday Conversation” that the only thing she feels is different is her status on social media. “Celebrities tweeting me,” Davis said. “That really changed a lot.”
And while Davis is thrilled with her baseball team, she has future dreams of playing basketball, first at U-Conn. and then in the WNBA.
“To be honest, I never thought I’d be famous for baseball,” Davis tells Sports Illustrated. “I want to play basketball. And I could also do both basketball and baseball, but I really want to play basketball.”
With that in mind, it’s easy to imagine Davis gracing the cover of a future edition of Sports Illustrated, as well.