Teen Little League pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis is already a historical sports icon and her legacy is set to be immortalized in Cooperstown forever.
The 13-year-old known for pitching two shutout wins in the 2014 Little League World Series and becoming the first girl to win the title, is donating her jersey to baseball’s Hall of Fame, FOX Sports has learned.
Davis and her teammates are set to play an exhibition game later today at Doubleday Field against the Catskill Mountain Cougars under-12 team. Before the contest, she will be joined by her Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons and Anderson Monarchs teammates for the prestigious honor. Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, one of three women to play in the Negro Leagues, is also scheduled to be there. Johnson played with the Indianapolis Clowns from 1953 to 1955 and recorded 33 wins with only 8 losses. In 2008, she was drafted by the Washington Nationals to honor her contributions to the game.
The adorably shy athlete has obviously been subjected to plenty of national attention and she recently made a great appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and shared a common bond with The Roots. Must be the cheesesteaks.