Outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig said he was "captivated" by Mo'ne Davis' performance in the Little League World Series, and added that he hopes to see a female play in the majors during his lifetime, ESPN.com reported Friday night.
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"Someday, I hope in my lifetime, there's a woman in the big leagues," Selig said. "I'd be very, very happy."
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The 13-year-old Davis was the first female to throw a shutout at the LLWS.
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"I wouldn't say 'no' to that. Life is changing," Selig said when asked if he could envision a female MLB player, according to MLB.com. "My mother got me interested in baseball from the time I was 2-3 years old. My daughter ran the Brewers for 10 years. Do I think a woman someday could be able to compete in the big leagues? I wouldn't stand here today and say 'no.'"
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