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7 Mo'ne Davis quotes that prove she's a badass
The Little League World Series isn't just for the boys.
Girls have participated the series since 1989, and this year's sensation is Mo'ne Davis, a 13-year-old from Philadelphia with a 70-mph fastball. The 18th girl to participate in the Little League World Series, she went down in history again on Aug. 15 when she became the first girl to throw a complete shutout.
In Wednesday's game, Davis struck out six but also gave up six runs, and her team, the Taney Dragons, eventually lost to Las Vegas, 8-1.
The Taney Dragons were eliminated on Thursday night by Chicago, but this surely isn't the last we've seen of Davis, who says her dream is to play in the WNBA one day -- which doesn't seem out of reach given her talent and attitude.
Here are a few of the quotes that prove what a badass Davis is -- and why we can't wait to see what she'll go on to achieve.
Mo'ne on baseball and basketball
"To be honest, I never thought I'd be famous for baseball," she says. "I want to play basketball, and I could also do both basketball and baseball -- but I really want to play basketball." -- Sports Illustrated(Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Mo'ne on being a role model
"I never thought I’d be a role model at this age. I just have to be myself." -- ESPN(Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Mo'ne on fame
"People were like, 'Oh, there are going to be people running up to you taking pictures’ and I thought it was going to be a bunch of little kids. But it’s grown-ups! And that’s, like, creepy." -- Sports Illustrated(Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Mo'ne on the future
"Probably like a couple of years from now, there'll be a lot of girls here, and then it won't be just like all boys, so they'll have to build like another dorm for girls, so it'll be a huge impact if more girls start playing." -- CBS News(Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Mo'ne on her teammates
She's only the sixth woman to be featured on a Sports Illustrated cover this year.
"I don't really like all the attention, because it feels like everything is about winning and they don't see the whole picture of my teammates and without my teammates, I don't think we'd be here right now. I get the attention … if that day, I'm in the mood of signing autographs and taking pictures and even if I'm not, I'm like, he'll sign it for you, or he'll sign it for you. I can always give all the attention to my teammates because they handle it well." -- ESPN(Credit: Sports Illustrated)
Mo'ne on her fastball
"I throw my curveball like Clayton Kershaw and my fastball like Mo'ne Davis." -- ESPN (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Mo'ne on throwing like a girl
"Throwing 70 mph -- THAT'S throwing like a girl." -- CBS Sports(Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)