13-year-old female little league pitcher makes Sports Illustrated Cover

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Mo'ne Davis is a 13-year-old little league pitcher with a 70mph fastball and has just graced the coveted front cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.

Davis rise to fame occurred last week when she became the female pitcher to throw a shutout in Little League World Series history.

The 13-year-old plays for the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia and Davis threw a shutout against Nashville when the Dragons defeated their opposition in the Mid-Atlantic Finals 4-0.

Now incredibly Davis will become the first little league pitcher to ever feature on the cover of prestigious sports magazine Sports Illustrated.

She has appeared on television sets all across America recently after her astonishing feat in the Little League World Series and her celebrity status continues to rise.

Sports Illustrated manager editor Chris Stone spoke of Davis' inclusion on the magazine, he said: "Last week, this week, maybe next week, she's owned the sports conversation, How often do you get to say this about a 13-year-old girl? It's the easiest type of story to identify as a cover story."

Stone has a point that Davis' innocence in reference to the sports world makes her easily identifiable and relatable with Sports Illustrated's desired audience, it is a huge platform for the little league pitcher however.

Davis will return to the mound Wednesday when her Taney Dragons squad face Las Vegas.

Much like the madden cover curse, there is suspicion that the Sports Illustrated cover holds a similar jinx, the Dragons will be hoping that this doesn't manifest itself for their star pitcher.


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