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Mo'ne Davis is the first female to win the #ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete in the 22 year history of the award.

Mo'ne Ikea Davis (born June 24, 2001) is an American Little League Baseball pitcher from Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. She is one of two girls who played in the 2014 Little League World Series and is the first girl to earn a win and to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. She is the 18th girl overall to play, the sixth to get a hit, and the first African-American girl to play in the Little League World Series. She is also the first Little League baseball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a Little League player.

To All the People Doubting Whether Caitlyn Jenner Deserves the ESPY Courage Award -

it’s actually a really big deal that they gave it to her. the fact that the SPORTS community is honoring her courage and her respect to transition is amazing, because historically if someone has identified as a gender they were not born with, they would be prevented from competing in sports. so for ESPN to say “we support transgender athletes” is amazing

Michael Sam Honored at the 2014 ESPY Awards

During an emotional speech, Sam said:

“The way I see it, my responsibility at this moment in history is to stand up for everybody out there who wants nothing more than to be themselves openly. Recently, a friend asked me to talk to his sister, a young woman who was considering killing herself rather than accepting and sharing with her loved ones the fact that she’s gay. When we spoke, she told me she would never consider hurting herself and that somehow my example helped her. It’s amazing to think that, by just doing what we can, we can all touch, change and even save lives.”

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