Little League World Series phenom Mo’Ne Davis is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated and is the subject of this week’s cover story. The 13-year-old caught the nation’s attention after throwing a shutout during her first game of the Little League World Series.
But despite the attention she’s getting for her baseball prowess, Davis really wants to be a basketball star.
“The writer, Albert Chen, said it perfectly in the story, 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,” Stone said. “Most of all, she’s a laid-back kid just having a really good time.”
And Davis says that she doesn’t even know if she will continue playing baseball.
The nation first took notice after Davis used her 70 mph fastball to throw a shutout in the Mid-Atlantic Final that sent her team to the World Series. She followed that up by becoming the first girl to throw a shutout in World Series history, throwing a two-hitter and striking out eight in a 4-0 win over Nashville last Friday.
For good measure, Davis had an RBI single in Philadelphia’s victory over Pearland, Texas this week, becoming the sixth girl to collect a hit in Little League World Series history.
[...]Davis’ dream is to play basketball for the University of Connecticut.
“To be honest, I never thought I’d be famous for baseball,” she says. “I want to play basketball, And I could also do both basketball and baseball-but I really want to play basketball.”