Mo’ne Davis interned as a broadcaster for the summer college baseball team in Washington, DC
Mo’ne Davis, who led the Taney Dragons of South Philadelphia into the Junior League World Series, may one day come to a radio booth near you.
According to reports, the 19-year-old Davis is a sports broadcasting intern, and calls for the college summer league baseball team DC Grays. Washington post.
A kind Communication Studies, Hampton University, Virginia, The South Philadelphia native said her passion for talking about sports was part of the reason she wanted to enter the broadcasting industry.
Davis told the Washington Post: “I just like to revolve around sports. It’s really cool to be able to talk about them from my perspective.” “Especially the sports that I have participated in, to be able to look at them from an external perspective and relate them to Connecting people, this is what I want to do in the future, and I am still working hard.”
Of course, considering Davis’ history in the sport, she is taken for granted in any broadcasting booth.
The 13-year-old Davis made history and became a star when he led Tanney’s team to the Minor League World Series in 2014.
She became the first girl to throw a home run and win the annual tournament in Williamsport, Lycoming County, when her curveball and 70 mph fastball defeated Tennessee in the first round. The Nashville team defeated eight batsmen.
Davis’ dominance in Williamsport made her an idol both locally and nationally.She was on the cover Time magazine, Got Drafted by Harlem Globetrotters In 2015, appeared with Kevin Hart At the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Won the same year An ESPY The best breakout athlete.
But Davis admitted that when her star status on diamonds made her a celebrity, she didn’t quite understand her influence on others.
“I am so, so young; none of this hit me,” Davis told the Washington Post. “But as I grow older, I begin to truly realize the impact that I have made. When I grow up, to be an athlete is what you want: to have an impact on others. So this is one of my goals. I just I didn’t expect it to happen at such a young age.”
In the years after the Dragons’ victory in the Minor League World Series, Davis turned to basketball at Chestnut Hill College in Springside, where she also played football and softball. She first came into contact with softball in the sixth grade, and Davis is now an infielder on the Hamptons softball team.
Now, the former genius from Philadelphia hopes that she can continue to break down barriers and have a positive impact on women in sports through the broadcast booth.
Davis told the Washington Post: “I also think that, as a young girl, it’s cool for African-Americans to participate in a male sport predominantly white—you can’t see this. A little bit.” “This is what I hope we can see.” More and over time, I think this will change. That is just the beginning. I want to continue to promote women’s participation in sports, really. “