Hall of Fame to Honor Mo’ne Davis

She's donating her Little League World Series jersey to Cooperstown.


We thought Mo’ne Davis and the Taney Dragons — Philly’s representatives at the Little League World Series — had been feted just about every way possible: The parade, the Tonight Show appearance, and everything else. But it turns out there is one superlative honor left.

The jersey Davis wore during her LLWS-opening shutout pitching performance is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

AP reports:

Davis, the first girl to win a game at the Little League Baseball World Series, will donate the jersey she wore during the game to the museum on Thursday. She’ll be accompanied by teammates from both her Little League World Series team and the travel team she’s played on since she was seven.

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, a former Negro Leagues pitcher and one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues, will also attend Thursday’s event at the Hall of Fame.

Davis and her teammates will also play an exhibition game against an upstate New York team at the museum’s Doubleday Field.

As the Baseball Hall of Fame notes in its press release about Davis, the artifacts it acquires are “preserved in perpetuity.” Which means that Davis’s performance has achieved a piece of baseball immortality.

[Crossing Broad]