In a sport that is dominated by guys, 13-year-old baseball phenom Mo’ne Davis proves that her gender has absolutely nothing to do with her performance.
Davis, who plays for the Philadelphia Taney Dragons, made history this summer by becoming the first female to earn a win as pitcher in a Little League World Series game. Her 70 mph pitches also allowed her to become the first Little League player to grace the cover of the renowned Sports Illustrated.
If her athletic accomplishments aren’t enough, Davis’s performance in the classroom is equally impressive. She is an honor roll student at her middle school Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in North Philadelphia.
Award-winning director Spike Lee, in collaboration with Chevrolet, could not pass up the opportunity to direct a documentary that focuses on the baseball star herself. Titled “Throw Like A Girl,” the short film takes a look into Mo’ne’s athletic journey, her family, and her many accomplishments to date.