Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons lost to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Thursday night, knocking the team out of the Little League World Series and marking an end to the headline-grabbing performance of the Dragons’ 13-year-old superstar pitcher, Mo’ne Davis.
Davis, one of just a handful of girls to compete in the Little League World Series, earned acclaim as a pitcher in the series for her 70 mph fastball and skilled curveball. Davis’ performance has sparked renewed debate regarding the way girls and women are treated in baseball and other sports.
She was unable to pitch in Thursday’s game against Chicago because she threw 55 pitches in Wednesday’s game against Mountain Ridge out of Las Vegas. Davis played first base for part of the Philly-Chicago matchup Friday.
Davis recently graced the front page of Sports Illustrated: