14 year old Taney Dragons pitcher Mo’Ne Davis, was only 13 when she became the first female to ever earn a pitching win at the Little League World Series. While making history of her own she met a baseball history maker Hank Aaron on Tuesday.
Legendary, “Hammerin’ Hank,” Hank Aaron is a retired MLB right fielder and Hall of Famer met with Davis and her little league teammates and gave them a tour of Turner Field. Aaron shared many stories with them including one conversation that he had with his father, in which he told his father he wanted to become a pilot and his father said, “Son there are no Negro pilots” He also added that, “You can play baseball.” From that day forward Hank began to pursue a career in baseball.
Baseball is not the only sport Davis plays. The mulit-talented athlete joined her 8th grade varsity basketball team and has been selected by, The legendary Harlem Globetrotters as part of their 9th annual player draft. Director of player personnel Sweet Lou Dunbar, says “When we conduct our draft, we look for outstanding athletes from different sports all over the world that exemplify the Globetrotters’ efforts to provide service, smiles and sportsmanship globally.”
Currently Mo’ne and her teammates are on a three week civil rights trip. Their next stops include the Martin Luther King Jr Center, and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.