Is there anything Mo'ne Davis can't do?
After wowing the world with her arm and becoming the first female pitcher ever to win a game at the Little League World Series, the 13-year-old Philadelphian is now starring in an ad for Chevrolet.
She doesn't pitch the auto brand directly, but she hits our emotions right in the strike zone. In a verbal letter to America, Davis talks about her memorable summer and beyond. "Every day of the week, I'm playing soccer, basketball or baseball. I stand for girls who want to play sports with the boys and to be a role model for people, young and old," she says.
And of course she refers to her celebrated 70 mile an hour fastball, declaring, "That's throwing like a girl."
The Spike Lee-directed commercial premiered during Game 1 of the MLB World Series on Tuesday. The spot will not affect Davis' amateur status for college sports in the future, NCAA spokeswoman Emily James confirmed in a statement published by ESPN.
Prepare yourself now for a lump-in-the-throat ending.