Mo’ne Davis made her name widely known on the field during a groundbreaking performance in the 2014 Little League World Series, becoming the first girl to earn a win on the mound and throw a shutout in the tournament’s history.
Now, at 22 years old and interning with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Davis has her sights set on another goal — working in the front office of a major league team.
Davis graduated with a degree in communications from Hampton University in May and was hired by the Dodgers as an intern in the team’s video production department.
She’ll return to school in the fall to begin a master’s program in sports management.
She had initially wanted to work in broadcasting but has since changed her mind.
“Since eighth grade, I wanted to go into broadcasting,” Davis said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
“But over time, just learning more about the sport, I wanted to learn about the business side of the sport, to go in that direction.”
Davis knows plenty about baseball already, and her 2014 Little League World Series with Pennsylvania performance catapulted her to celebrity status.
That summer, nine years ago, Davis was the focus of the national spotlight and found herself on the covers of Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine.
In college, she collected 48 hits over two seasons (2020 and 2022) while playing middle infield for Hampton.
Now, she boasts more than 230,000 followers on Instagram, and the Los Angeles Times reported that scores of people have recognized her at Dodgers games.
But according to the paper, Davis’ well-known name wasn’t the sole reason she got the job.
It was her standout interview that sealed the deal.
“I think we would have hired her whether or not she was who she was,” said director of Dodgers Productions Erick Vazquez and is Davis’ manager. “That’s how impressive she was in her interview.”
Having some big league experience under her belt, she’s hoping that she is taking the first step to one day becoming a decision-maker for an MLB club.
“Hopefully, I can work my way up to a front-office position,” she said. “Maybe a GM. We’ll see where it takes me.”
Davis is looking to join a club that currently boasts just one member.
Kim Ng became the first woman in any of the big four leagues in North America to become a general manager when the Marlins hired her in 2020.
She remains the highest-ranking female executive in baseball.