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Meet Mo'ne Davis: the girl dominating the Little League World Series

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Sure Mo'ne Davis throws like a girl. But if the boys she struck out in the Little League World Series could throw faster, they could too.

On Friday, Davis, 13, became the first girl to throw a shutout in the 67-year history of the LLWS. She is only the fourth girl to ever compete in the event. Her performance for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons on Friday was dominating:


Mo'Ne Davis's final pitch of her shutout (ESPN)

Davis and her 70-mph fastball have been a bright spot amid an ugly and unrelenting news cycle. She's already inspiring young girls to watch the game, and her story is a testament to going against the status quo. According to the Taney Dragons website, team merchandise is currently out of stock. Superstars like NBA MVP Kevin Durant and Lil' Wayne have shown their support for Davis.

Recently, Davis sat down with ESPN to explain her game and explained how she deals with her newfound attention:

Even though Davis is crushing it at baseball, it might not even be her favorite sport. Davis has said that she wants to play point guard for the reigning NCAA champion UConn Huskies women's basketball team, and eventually play in the WNBA.

Davis and the Dragons' next game is on Wednesday.

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