Teens Who Grabbed The National Sports Spotlight

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  • Mo'ne Davis, Little League World Series
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, NBA All-Star Game
  • Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • LeBron James
  • Freddy Adu
  • Pele, Brazil
  • Dominique Dawes

Young Mo'ne

At 13-years-old, Mo'ne Davis garnered national attention for leading the Taney baseball team into the Little League World Series, making them the first squad from Philadelphia to ever make the tournament. She was the 18th girl to ever participate in the LLWS and the first female to pitch a shutout. Major leaguers like Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout and Matt Kemp have shouted her out, as well as Magic Johnson, Kevin Durant and even Lil Wayne. Though Davis and Taney fell to Jackie Robinson West, out of Chicago she left a lasting impression on the sports world. Like Davis, many athletes have swept us off our feet as teenagers bursting onto the national sports scene.

 (Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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