Mo'ne Davis Named Sports Illustrated "Sports Kid of the Year" - NBC Bay Area

Mo'ne Davis Named Sports Illustrated "Sports Kid of the Year"

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    Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis, who led her team the Taney Dragons to the Little League World Series, was named "Sports Kids of the Year" by Sports Illustrated Kids and appears on the cover of the December issue of the magazine. (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2014)

    It's another W for Mo'ne Davis.

    Sports Illustrated Kids named the Philadelphia Little League star its Sports Kid of the Year.

    First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted the news Monday morning, saying 13-year-old Mo'ne "knocked it out of the park for girls everywhere."

    The honor roll student from Philadelphia became a sensation in August after leading the Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory over Nashville, Tennessee. She is the first girl to win a Little League World Series game.

    She's since appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, starred in a Spike Lee-directed car commercial and has her jersey displayed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

    Sports Illustrated Kids says Mo'ne shows everyone has the ability to make an impact and inspire no matter age, gender or race.

    She's the ninth person honored as Sports Kid of the Year since 2007.