Mo'ne Davis may have gained international prominence as the diffident beauty who throws speed-of-light pitches, but her name recognition has not quite caught up with her reputation.
The organizers had saved Philadelphia's Taney Dragons for the end of the three-hour Grand Slam Parade, and the announcers beat a drumroll - with Mo'ne as the big reveal.
This is the town's big event. The population of about 35,000 nearly doubles during Little League week.
But on the crowded sidewalks, most of the spectators were locals, who do not necessarily attend the games. Hundreds had set up lawnchairs and equipped themselves with enough food and drink for (nearly) the duration.