[UPDATED] Sportswriting robot doesn’t know that Little League star Mo’Ne Davis is a girl

Update: “This has been fixed for now,” tweets Game Changer. “We will monitor all future #LLWS recaps.”

A sports reporter who requests anonymity (“I don’t need to have trouble with the media staff at LLWS” [Little League World Series]) sends this email:

Mo'Ne Davis

Mo’Ne Davis


Game Changer Media is an automated program that Little League uses to produce game stories from boxscores off its regional tournaments. The human touch may have been needed when the only girl to represent a U.S. team at this year’s Little League World Series threw a shutout in the regional final. “His” pitching is in the lead that is linked to off of the Little League web site.

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* Newark National LL wasn’t able to score a run off of Mo’Ne Davis during his six innings (gc.com)
* Mo’Ne Davis dominates at Little League World Series (nytimes.com)
* GameChanger Media (gc.com)


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