Mo’ne Davis to Donate Jersey to Baseball Hall of Fame
10/1/2014, 4:13 p.m.
In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania’s Mo’ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee during a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa.
Philadelphia Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Davis, the first girl to win a game at the Little League Baseball World Series, will donate the jersey she wore during the game to the museum on Thursday. She’ll be accompanied by teammates from both her Little League World Series team and the travel team she’s played on since she was seven.
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, a former Negro Leagues pitcher and one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues, will also attend Thursday’s event at the Hall of Fame.
Afterward, Davis and her teammates will face a team from upstate New York in an exhibition game at Doubleday Field.
Davis pitched Taney Little League into the Little League World Series, becoming the fourth American girl to appear in the tournament. In her first game, she shut out a team from Nashville 4-0 over six full innings while featuring a fastball that reached 70 miles per hour.