Mo'ne Davis living legend award

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson presented Mo’ne Davis with the Living Legend Award at Community Appreciation Day 2018 on Aug. 25. — photo by jered piper

Mo’ne Davis, who four years ago hurled her way into the annals of the Little League World Series and the hearts of the sports world as a pitcher for the Taney Dragons of South Philadelphia, has decided she will attend Hampton University next fall.

Davis, who used a 70-plus mph fastball to become the first girl to win a Little League World Series game as a pitcher and the first girl to toss a shutout in Little League post-season history, selected Hampton over Bethune-Cookman University, Southern University, Coppin State University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Pennsylvania.

Hampton’s communications department won Davis over, said her parents, Lakeisha and Mark Williams.

Davis is a three-sport star at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, where she plays soccer, basketball and softball. She will play softball for Hampton University.

dbell@phillytrib.com (215) 893-5746

(13) comments

AMagaGuy

I remember this. A city starved for virtually any kind of sports victory no matter how insignificant to celebrate, metaphorically canonized this team and their pitcher.

Guest

AMagaGuy, you are a douche bag. It was a feel good story about an inner city team that made it to Williamsport. Having her on the team certainly amplified the coverage, but it was a remarkable achievement regardless.

Guest

Ah, just ignore the malignant poster.

Guest

People.like you.are why this country has never been great.

Guest

Ahhhh another one who wishes he could suck orange idiot's limp willy

Guest

I have the Time Magazine cover that she's posted on the front of. She is on her wsy!!

Guest

She’s great

Guest

And I guess, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Washington Post, New York Times were also starved for a Philadelphia sports victory?

AMagaGuy

Yada Yada Yada...No. They were media covering the story of a sports victory starved city hungry for even the smallest taste of a championship on any level. Well, good luck to her.

Guest

I remember them too. It was the team from Chicago that cheated w/ the age & players living outside the district that cost them the title of 'winner'.

Guest

AMaGuy, nearly every city, town, county and State, are uplifted with winning teams. Your slanderous, insulting comments are now seen. Seeing your comments has gotten you, replies that I'm sure you expected.. Enough about you.. Congratulations Mone. We Are Proud of You. We admire you and your talents. All the best in your endeavors.. Intelligent, Smart, And an All Around Athlete in Various Sports. "Champion Team" 'Champion Athlete' 🤗

Guest

She is amazing and has worked hard to showcase her abilities. Money Davis is on her way to be a living legend. May God continue to strengthen you and bless you with many years of health and wealth

Guest

The female overhand fastball world record is 69 mph.

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