Mo’ne Davis throws out first pitch, meets Clayton Kershaw & Yasiel Puig

Best night ever? If not, it’s definitely a contender. Not only did Clayton Kershaw spin a gem on Tuesday night, Little League Baseball’s most famous pitcher made an appearance at Dodger Stadium.

Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old who took the baseball world by storm last month, threw out the first pitch on Tuesday night. A very fitting selection for throwing out the first pitch, as Kershaw — her idol — was gunning for his 17th win (yay wins) of the season.

I’m wondering if Logan White was on-hand to see the pitch. She showed good mechanics, some velocity, command and a nice release point, even if it was a little more low three-quarters than her usual . Unfortunately, the Dodgers can’t sign her until she’s 17- or 18 years old, and she’d have to fall to them in the draft. Seriously, though, how cool would it be to see a woman one day play in a professional baseball game? If it ever does happen, I’m guessing it’d be as a pitcher.

Not only did Davis throw out the first pitch, she got to meet the world’s best pitcher after the game.

That was cool. This was cooler: Yasiel Puig — in only the way Yasiel Puig can — got Davis’ autograph before the game. I mean, Puig doesn’t have any respect for the game and is a total jerk, right national media? He’s the worst thing to happen to baseball ever, or something.

Because, Puig. She also got to meet Queen Latifah and Vin Scully talked about her on the broadcast. That’s a pretty outstanding night for a young baseball player and fan, and basically caps an unforgettable summer for the teenager. I hope this isn’t the last we’ve heard of Mo’ne Davis, and I don’t think it is.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.