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Like A Boss: Philly's Mo'Ne Davis Becomes First Girl To Hurl Shutout In Little League World Series History

  • Rick Chandler

In 1950, Kathryn “Tubby” Johnston became the first girl to play Little League Baseball — and it wouldn’t have happened if they’d known she was a girl. She had to play in disguise — stuffing her hair under her cap. When she was outed, Little League officially banned girls from playing.

Now 64 years later, Mo’Ne Davis is in your face: on Friday becoming the first girl to earn a pitching victory in the history of the Little League World Series. And Johnston (now Massar) is in Williamsport also — she threw out the first pitch at a game on Saturday. Plus:

In case you haven’t been following, Philadelphia beat Nashville on Friday, 4-0, in the first round. Davis threw the complete-game shutout, striking out eight on a two-hitter. Davis throws in the low 70s, has good control and is impressing everyone (except Fox News).

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