Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year old pitcher who set a Little League record and landed a Sports Illustrated cover, has returned to Philadelphia with her Little League teammates.
The Taney Dragons are returning from the Little League World Series, and Philadelphia honored the team in style. The city hosted a parade downtown to honor the team, followed by an event at Citizens Bank Park with the Philadelphia Phillies — which, yes, included an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic. In a ceremony before the Phillies game, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter honored the team, and all 12 of the Dragons threw first pitches to the Phillies players.
Davis' team won its first two Little League games in the World Series before losing to Las Vegas and Chicago, the U.S. champion. Check out some of the best photos from Wednesday's celebrations below. --Meghan DeMaria
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