A Young Prodigy

There is a pitcher with a 70-mile-per-hour fastball and a wind up and release point that never varies by more than 3 degrees. At the end of the throwing motion, the arm is moving forward at peak angular velocity of 2500˚/sec. You probably think I’m describing a major league baseball player – I’m not. I’m describing 14-year-old Mo’ne Davis. Just turning 14 today, Davis already has a greater peak angular velocity than most pitchers in the major leagues! Imagine how much she stands out in her own league. Not only is she the first African American girl to play in the Little League World Series, but she is also the first girl to win the series, by also being the first girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. Certainly this is why Davis was the first Little League player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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