Clayton Kershaw wasn’t the only pitcher at Dodger Stadium Tuesday who’s made recent headlines. Prior to the Dodger ace taking the mound, Little League World Series superstar Mo’ne Davis threw out the first pitch.

Queen Latifah announced the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup and introduced the young phenom, who threw a strike from a few steps in front of the mound. Davis made headlines after leading the Taney Dragons to the United States championship, which unfortunately lost 6-5 to the other Cinderella team, Jackie Robinson West.

Davis made history by being on the cover of Sports Illustrated. That would not be the only part of her remarkable journey, as she also became the first girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., Davis made noise in her community by playing in various sports such as football, baseball and basketball. Her involvement in sports began when she was seen beating her cousins and friends, which were mostly boys, in those sports while showing great mechanics.

Davis later appeared on Sports Science and received congratulatory messages from celebrities like Michelle Obama, Mike Trout, and Kevin Durant. Other females who have thrown out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium as Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba also had the honor.

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Eric Avakian is a senior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in marketing and business administration. Growing up in Burbank, California, Eric grew up as an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan.

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