13-year-old pitcher Mo’Ne Davis has quickly become the star of the summer after a dominant two-hit shutout in the Little League World Series Friday, her second shutout of the tournament. Davis’ 70 mph fastball has been blowing hitters away, and she’s gotten messages of encouragement from MLB stars like Andrew McCutchen and Mike Trout.
One of the fans cheering for Davis in Williamsport was 78-year-old Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, the only female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues. Johnson played for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League from 1953 to 1955, and was a teammate of MLB legend Hank Aaron.
Davis and Johnson have a bit of a history. Johnson met with Davis two years ago to watch her other team, the Anderson Monarchs.
Mo’ne Davis is the only girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series.
Mo’ne Davis pitched in the RBI World Series!