Mo’ne Davis – Philadelphia Little League World Series Pitcher
Mo’ne Davis Little League World Series Pitching Star – 13 year old Mo’ne Davis has become a sensation around the world as the little league pitcher became the first girl to pitch a shutout at the Little League World Series.
Now her merchandise is in high demand. So far roughly 40 items are for sale on the website. One of her autographed baseballs has already sold for $510 on eBay.
Steiner Sports owner Brandon Steiner was going to offer anywhere from $25,000 – $100,000 to Mo’ne if she would sign 500-1,000 different baseball items. Unfortunately it could prevent Mo’ne from playing baseball in college, so Steiner didn’t go through with it.
CEO of Little League Inc. Steve Keener said:
“I think it’s ridiculous. That’s absurd. (But) I don’t know how you would ever control it. We supervise the teams while they’re here, but we’re not with them every minute. So if any player in the Little League World Series signs a baseball for somebody, we have no idea what they’re going to do with that baseball after they get it. In some respects, it shows you why a lot of Major League Baseball players are reluctant to sign autographs anymore.”
The NCAA is currently appealing the rule, but for now it still stands. Mo’ne commented that she may want to play college basketball in Conneticut.
— Phillies (@Phillies) August 17, 2014