Mo'ne Davis has captured the hearts of Philadelphia and beyond during the Taney Dragons' run to and in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. The female phenom's dominant 3-hit, complete-game shutout in the team's opening round win over Nashville got the attention of some of the best in the Big Leagues, from Mike Trout to David "Big Papi" Ortiz and beyond.
Oh, and some NBA players like Kevin Durant caught Mo'ne fevor as well.
Her eight strikeouts helped her become the first girl to ever throw a shutout in the Little League World Series.
Some highlights below.
MVP candidate and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout:
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz:
David Ortiz while watching Mo'Ne Davis pitch today: "She throws serious cheese. She can pitch."— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) August 15, 2014
Former Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel:
Go Taney, Go MoNe - how about that!— Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) August 15, 2014
Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant:
This youngster is striking everybody out and she is a girl. I love it. #itsanewday— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 15, 2014
She is already as cool as a cucumber as New York Times baseball writer Tyler Kepner correctly pointed out:
"I can always say no. That's like my special weapon for the media." Wise words from Philadelphia's Mo'Ne Davis. What a cool story. #LLWS— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) August 15, 2014
And finally, from our own Dave Zeitlin:
The complete list of things that faze @taneybaseball ace Mo'ne Davis:— Dave Zeitlin (@DaveZeitlin) August 15, 2014