Little league baseball has always been a big thing for those who love the sport and enjoy watching young athletes perform on the big screen. However, this year was a little different for the Little League World Series because of a female athlete named Mo’Ne Davis who can throw a fastball at 70 mph. A sport dominated by men became shocked when a female from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania stole the show and pitched a complete game shutout, earning her a place in the record book.
After an enormous amount of publicity, she wound up on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which usually consists of professional athletes and became a social media trend within minutes. To some, baseball is only a game, however, in this situation it means a lot more. Madison Avenue marketers are already contacting Davis to turn her into a commodity, even if it puts her hopes of playing sports in college in jeopardy. “So the real question is what’s she worth today? $500,000, $100,000? I mean a baseball she signed in the afterglow of her shutout was worth a shocking $510 on eBay,” says a CNN expert.
In the baseball world a complete game shutout is quite the accomplishment, but as a female it is something that will be remembered forever. When asked what the future held for her, Mo’Ne’s stepfather said, “At the end of the day, she has a dream to play [basketball] for UConn, so we’re not taking anything until we’re clear on that, because her dream is her dream.” So despite the fame, Mo’Ne Davis is continuing to work hard and not letting the money affect her dreams and for this she Fits the Mark!
The Fitmark Team