Friday, December 19, 2014

City to welcome home Taney Dragons with rally

A happy moment for Taney: Tai Shanahan raises his fist after getting the hit that scored Zion Spearman to win the game against a Texas team on August 17, 2014. The city of Philadelphia will host a welcome back party for the Taney Dragons on Sunday. ( MICHAEL BRYANT  / Staff Photographer )
A happy moment for Taney: Tai Shanahan raises his fist after getting the hit that scored Zion Spearman to win the game against a Texas team on August 17, 2014. The city of Philadelphia will host a welcome back party for the Taney Dragons on Sunday. ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )

Philadelphia will welcome home its Taney Dragons Little League team Sunday at LOVE Park in Center City.

Taney was the city's first Little League team to compete in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, lead by pitcher Mo'ne Davis, who became the first girl to pitch a shutout in the World Series last week.

Davis, 13, is also the first Little League player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The team, which captured the attention of the city, lost to Chicago's Jackie Robinson West on Thursday, one game shy of the national championship game.

The rally, organized by Mayor Nutter's office, begins at noon when the team is expected to arrive from Williamsport.

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