born 2001

How did Mo'ne Davis become an overnight sports sensation? A pitch-perfect performance in front of a crowd of 35,000 + a tv audience of 5 million. The 13-year-old baseball phenom became the first girl to win a game in the Little League World Series after pitching for a shutout victory. Her inspiring story raised the tween up as a role model ~ one who's empowering girls + flipping the script on what it means to "throw like a girl" one 70 MPH strike at a time.

With a Sports Illustrated cover story, ESPY award + jersey in Cooperstown's Hall of Fame, Mo'ne continues to make history ~ as she says, just by being herself.

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her quotes

all quotes by Mo'ne Davis (10)

"I throw my curveball like Clayton Kershaw's and my fastball like Mo'ne Davis."

with Barry Larkin | august 2014

"I never thought that I would be a role model at this age."

Mo'ne Davis | august 2014

"No matter what team sport you're playing, you can't win it by yourself. You can't play all 9 positions in baseball. You can't play all 5 positions in basketball."

Mo'ne Davis: Throw Like a Girl | october 2014

"It's not all about being serious. And it's not all about being the best."

Mo'ne Davis: Throw Like a Girl | october 2014

"I throw 70 miles per hour. That's throwing like a girl."

Mo'ne Davis: Throw Like a Girl | october 2014

"Opposing batters? Well, they know that I throw a nasty curve, a 70-miles-per-hour fastball, and that I bring new meaning to the saying 'You throw like a girl.'"

Remember My Name | march 2015

"Mr. President, I'm ready for that game of HORSE."

Remember My Name | march 2015

"Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone deserves a second chance."

espn | march 2015

"The very first pitch I threw, a kid hit an inside-the-park homerun off of me. Wasn’t how I thought it was gonna go."

Face to Face with Hannah Storm | august 2015

"If I just keep being myself, then a lot of opportunities will come for me."

Face to Face with Hannah Storm | august 2015
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