08/23/2014 11:49 am ET Updated Aug 23, 2014

Jimmy Fallon Thanks Mo'ne Davis For Proving 'Throwing Like A Girl Can Actually Be A Good Thing'

On Friday, Jimmy Fallon wrote his traditional "Thank You Notes," but this time around he offered a rare earnest thank you... albeit with a twist punch-line.

In his first note of the night, Fallon wrote, "Thank you, 13-year-old female pitcher Mo'ne Davis, for being the break-out star of the Little League World Series and showing the world that 'throwing like a girl' can actually be a good thing." Aww.

Then Fallon continued, "Right, Dad..."

The dig at Dad aside, it was a fitting tribute that recalls this poignant campaign directed by Lauren Greenfield for Always.