Next up for 13-year old pitching wizard Mo'ne Davis? The cover of Sports Illustrated.
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."
So what does the future hold for the baseball prodigy? Basketball, she hopes.
That's right, the 5-foot-4-inch, 111-pound Davis told The Chicago Tribune that her dream is to one day play point guard for the University of Connecticut Huskies.
Judging by her recent athletic accomplishments, we wouldn't bet against her.
In the meantime Davis and her 2-0 Dragons are facing Las Vegas on Wednesday.
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